Shrinking the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a disaster for paleontology

P. David Polly, Indiana University September 21, 2018 – In the early 1980s, paleontologists Jeff Eaton and Rich Cifelli started digging for fossils in one of the most inaccessible regions of the United States: the Kaiparowits Plateau of southern Utah. They were looking not for dinosaurs, but for ancestral mammals. Mammals almost litter the fossil […]