Preparing Dinosaurs Author Caitlin Donahue Wylie

Cretaceous Herbivores Are Overlooked in Their Awesomeness

Caitlin Donahue Wylie is a social scientist at University of Virginia and author of Preparing Dinosaurs: The Work Behind the Scenes. Ahead of her visit to Zócalo for an event titled “Can Dinosaur Fossils Make Science More Accessible?,” Wylie told us in the green room about the coolest job she’s ever had, how mummies led to her interest in dinosaurs, and her favorite haunts in Chicago.

The Dinosaurs in My Yard

Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops Are Gone, But We Can Enjoy Their Surviving Cousins: Birds

Few things make me happier than seeing dinosaurs on my front lawn. They’re not trundling, spiky stegosaurs or knife-toothed, stubby-armed ceratosaurs. No, my neighborhood dinosaurs here in Salt Lake City …