Triceratops Incineration? Not on Island Firemens' Watch

Quick response by volunteer firefighters on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs Wednesday night saved both a summer home and a seven and a half foot triceratops skull. The skull is owned by Dr. Henry Kriegstein, a collector of rare fossils.

Blast from the Past at Fossil Day

Fossil Fred wants you to take a trip to the past and he’s bringing along a bunch of friends to make the journey extra special.

This Just In, from the Wilds of Montana: It's Triceratops, Now at Home in Tisbury

Mr. Barnes, along with an assortment of local builders, contractors and heavy machinery, helped place a 1,000-pound, seven-and-a-half-foot fossilized Triceratops skull atop a metal pedestal in the specially renovated hallway of a Vineyard Haven home.

Lucy Fossil Apostle Gives 3 Million Year Old News

One of the most accomplished paleoanthropologists of our time, Donald C. Johanson, will give a talk called What’s New in the Last Few Million Years tomorrow, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Centre street in Vineyard Haven.

Dr. Johanson has produced some of the field’s groundbreaking discoveries, including the most widely known and thoroughly studied fossil find of the 20th century — the Lucy skeleton.

His program is appropriate for children as young as fifth or sixth grade, and the cost is $15.

Jostle With Fossils

Jostle With Fossils

Dr. Fred Hotchkiss is giving a free talk, Connecting with Fossils, at the Chilmark library on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Connecting with fossils has many dimensions — including artistic inspiration and personal wonderment. No prior experience is necessary. Known to many young students as Fossil Fred, Dr. Hotchkiss will bring an assortment of fossils he has collected, and encourages attendees to bring any fossils that they would like to share or to ask about. For details, call 508-645-3360.

Fossil Fred

Fossil Fred

The Vineyard Haven Public Library presents Connecting with Fossils, an interactive and illustrative talk to be given by Fred Hotchkiss on Tuesday, March 23, beginning at 7 p.m. Connecting with fossils has many dimensions including artistic inspiration and personal wonderment. No prior experience is necessary. Dr. Hotchkiss will bring an assortment of fossils he usually takes to Vineyard classrooms. Feel free to bring fossils of your own for identification.