Once the skeleton has been removed the adjacent area is sifted for other specimens. Palaeontologists will look for the teeth of animals that may have scavenged the skeleton, the seeds of the plants that lived at the same time, and all sorts of other information chat can be used to build up a picture of the animal’s life.(Animatronic Dinosaur)
Back in the laboratory, prepara tors, the technicians skilled in handling fossil material, prepare the fossil so that it can be studied by the palaeontologist. Jackets arc removed from the skeleton, and any stabilizing chemical is removed or replaced with one that is more appropriate for laboratory study.(walking dinosaur costume)
In the past, the ultimate result was a mounted skeleton, with the fossil bones clamped to a welded steel frame erected in the public display area of a museum. Today a display skeleton is formed using casts of the skeleton rather than the actual fossils. Technicians make moulds from the fossils and cast reproductions of the hones in a lightweight material that is easier to handle, and which can be mounted more efficiently. This allows for the actual fossils to he stored and kept available for study. Missing bones are replaced by casts from other skeletons, or sculpted by artists to complete the mount.