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Remembering a Giant among KS Fossil Hunters

Barnum-Brown T-Rex_AMNHTyrannosaurus specimen AMNH 5027 at the American Museum of Natural History was discovered and excavated in 1908 by Barnum Brown in Montana. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)Barnum-Brown AMNH_scow_Mary_JaneFor a state with such a small population, Kansas has produced a lot of big names: Dwight Eisenhower, Amelia Earhart, Barnum Brown. Barnum Brown? If you're unfamiliar with the famous fossil hunter, listen up. Commentator Rex Buchanan recently read up on the man from Carbondale.


REX-B-2Rex BuchananCommentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas.

Production assistance for this commentary was provided by KPR News intern Sixuan Wu, a University of Kansas senior from China, majoring in journalism.





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