Extraction and preparation of large vertebrates. Given the large size of the fossils, this work requires a large technical support. A large dinosaur, for example, can require years of work while a small rodent can be prepared in a few weeks.
Extraction and preparation of small fossils. Althogh the size of the fossils is small these fossils are usually collected in large quantities. For example, in a recent exploration we have collected hundreds of remains of small invertebrates, which whill require an important processing time at the prep lab.
This lab prepares macro and microfossils, which cannot be seen with a naked eye. We normally prepare fossil polen and cuticules of fossil leaves.
Thin Section Lab
This lab perform thin sections of rocks, plants, and bones so that researchers can study the internal anatomy and structure of fossils as well as the mineralogy of sedimentary rocks and paleosoils.
Field Work Logistics
This area of the museum counts with the required equipment for peforming diverse kinds of field work and expeditions, including tools for fossil extraction, vehicles for transport of people and supplies from and to the field, gear for support and camping (tents, safety equipment, cooking tents and carts, etc.), field supplies (food, fuel, storage devices for fossils, etc.)