Paleontology: Gobi's Treasure of Bones

The 35 tons of fossils might well have represented the lifetime discoveries of any of the delegates to the Paris paleontologic conference. Included in the collection were the oldest complete mammal skulls on record, bones of an entirely new species, and the largest group of complete dinosaur skeletons ever assembled. The scientific treasure, described to the conference by Polish Paleontologist Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, represented the findings of Polish-Mongolian groups that went into the Gobi Desert on three successive summertime expeditions between 1963 and 1965. "Superfantastic," said American Museum of Natural History...