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Frozen in Amber

SEEING ANCIENT LIFE IN THREE DIMENSIONS

 

Using computed tomography scanning, similar to the CT scanning used in hospitals and doctors' offices, the ISEM researchers at Southern Methodist University are able to create a three-dimensional view of this tiny lizard's skull. The bones are preserved inside a nugget of amber, found in the Dominican Republic. See Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol. 5, No. 1.