Science: Skull and Bones at Yale

A New Haven dinosaur is finally fitted with the right head

A vendor was doing good business hawking T shirts with the inscription I LOST MY HEAD AT THE YALE PEABODY MUSEUM; and large crowds gathered outside as if waiting to see a popular sports event. What they were about to witness, though, was a drastic head transplant involving some 150 million-year-old bones. More than a century after the fossilized skeleton of a 65-ft.-long Brontosaurus was discovered, the Yale museum was replacing the skull of its prize exhibit, long a model for dinosaur displays...

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