It’s easy to imagine the size and scope of a dinosaur when the fossils are fully assembled in a museum. But, how exactly do they put those real-life puzzles together?
An insanely cool time-lapse video from the Natural History Museum in London shows a team of curators and paleontologists putting together the most complete stegosaurus skeleton ever found. The remains were unearthed in Wyoming, and the skeleton was shipped to England, where the team spent four painstaking hours putting it all together.
The only things missing from the skeleton are the left arm, part of the tail and a few other random bones. To fill the gaps, the team used bones from other specimens to make it all fit. It’s breathtaking to see all the work involved in putting these skeletons back together. It’s a puzzle, sure, but it’s missing pieces and millions of years old.
Check out the clip below: