Gobero: Preparing the Triple Burial

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August 20, 2008
October 16, 2008

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One of the most exquisite discoveries from Gobero is a triple burial which preserved an adult woman interred with two young children. The bodies were buried with their arms around each other and were holding hands. Paul Sereno's vision was to create something unique that would enable people to 1) view the burial from both sides and 2) preserve all of the scientific information in place: from the tiniest bones to the original position of the artifacts. He met with his staff at the University of Chicago Fossil Lab to make a plan. Paleoartist Tyler Keillor brought a "paleo-trifecta" of art, science and innovation to bear in order to help reconstruct this ancient scene.-- Written by Project Exploration