The AP3 discovered more than 200 fossils, totaling over one ton of material, during our 2016 expedition, many of which have yet to be formally studied and published. This is because most of these specimens are preserved in extremely hard rock that takes technicians (known as fossil preparators) a great deal of time to safely remove. Only after the rock has been removed and the fossil is exposed may its scientific study be completed. Here are a few peeks at the still-ongoing work on some of the 2016 fossils:
Visit PaleoLab—the on-exhibit fossil lab at Carnegie Museum of Natural History—to see some of the AP3’s Antarctic fossils being prepared before your very eyes!