John Day Fossil Replicas

Painted Skull
Enhydrocyon (painted replica)

As an assistant to the fossil preparator at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, in addition to preparing fossils (removing them from the rock matrix that surrounds them), I created both research-quality and museum-quality replicas of fossils that the Monument’s Paleontology Center had on loan. This involved molding, casting, and painting fossils (in the case of museum-quality casts replacing the originals in the galleries). Replicas were painted to match the original fossil.

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Painted Skull
Protapirus (painted replica)

Protapirus, ventral view (painted replica)

Oreodont skull
Oreodont (painted replica)

Partial jaw with teeth
Partial jaw with teeth (painted replica)