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- Brown, Barnum
February 12, 1873 - February 5, 1963
Biographical or Historical Note
- Barnum Brown (February 12, 1873 – February 5, 1963) was a distinguished curator at the American Museum of Natural History
in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. A famous fossil hunter, known as "Father of the Dinosaurs", he collected numerous
specimens on many scientific expeditions for the Museum. In addition to excavating the first discovered remains of Tyrannosaurus
rex, Brown collected more than fossils. His contributions to the scientific collections in the Museum include mammals, birds
and insects. In 1928, Brown uncovered arrowheads near Folsom, New Mexico, which established human habitiation on the North
American continent back to 20,000 years.
Library of Congress Name Authority File: n85146818
American Museum of Natural History Annual Report for year 1962.
Grapevine of the American Museum of Natural History. Vol. XX, No. 2, February 1963.
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