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7. Before the excess rock can be removed the exhibit side of the block must be protected from damage. Wet paper towels are used to protect the fossil from the layers of burlap cloth soaked in plaster that will be applied next. Left to right Peter Kroehler, Fred Grady, Skip Lyles (back to camera) of the Paleobiology Department. Chip Clark photographer for Exhibits Department. In the back, WTOP radio interviews Scott Wing, Chairman of the Department of Paleobiology. (Click here for full resolution.)

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