Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Replay: Assembling the Dinosaur


University of Wyoming Bone Room (1890s) Credit: Lukas Rieppel

Lukas Rieppel talks about dinosaur fossils in the Gilded Age – from the discovery and excavation of fossils in the American West to the re-construction of fabulous creatures in museums that were the darlings of wealthy philanthropists. Rieppel is an assistant professor of history at Brown University. He’s the author of Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle.


Lukas Rieppel

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