1. This video demonstrates the basic technique for creating a cavity mount. Cavity mounts are an excellent way to house small to medium sized fossil specimens and archaeological artifacts. Utilizing archival grade materials, cavity mounts are used in museum collections the world over.

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  2. This video demonstrates some variations on basic cavity mount technique for housing fossil specimens or archaeological artifacts.

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Fossil Preparation

Alan Zdinak

These videos are part of a pilot project to create a library of clips demonstrating state-of-the-art fossil preparation techniques. The clips are produced, presented and vetted by museum professionals.
The pilot was funded by a grant from the Society…


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These videos are part of a pilot project to create a library of clips demonstrating state-of-the-art fossil preparation techniques. The clips are produced, presented and vetted by museum professionals.
The pilot was funded by a grant from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Feel free to "like", but please limit comments to advice on related techniques that the prep community would find useful. Please sign comments with your full name and affiliation. Comments that do not follow these rules will be ejected into the ether.

For further information on fossil preparation please visit the website of the Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology at http://www.paleomethods.org and the Paleo Portal at http://preparation.paleo.amnh.org/1

For a good video on how to make Smithsonian-style storage jackets, please visit:
http://paleobiology.si.edu/jackets/index.html

Watch this space for future postings!

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