Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-369
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2016
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the "Cerro Ballena" website as it existed on December 8, 2016. Cerro Ballena is a unique paleontological site located in the Atacama Region of Chile. In 2010, paleontologists discovered a rich fossil site containing dozens of whale skeletons, along with the remains of other extinct marine mammals and other marine vertebrates. In 2011, paleontologists from Chile and the United States conducted rapid documentation and digitization of this site. This website provides information about the site and the project which was led by Nicholas D. Pyenson, Research Geologist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology. The Digitization Program Office within the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Information Officer, provided three-dimensional digitization support for the project. Data from the digitization is not included in this accession. Materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-369, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pyenson, Nicholas D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer. Digitization Program Office Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cerro Ballena (Website) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Web sites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paleontological excavations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whales, Fossil Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine mammals, Fossil Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atacama (Chile) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electronic records Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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