Education and advocacy to improve ethics, standards, and practices in paleontology

Instructional Videos for specimen storage - on Vimeo

Created By Alan Zdinak

Released Dec 20, 2015

These videos are part of a pilot project to create a library of clips demonstrating state-of-the-art fossil preparation techniques. The clips are produced, presented and vetted by museum professionals.

The pilot was funded by the Hix Preparators' Grant from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

2016 Officers

Lisa Herzog, President

Marilyn Fox, Vice President

Greg Brown, Treasurer

Deborah Wagner, Secretary

Ana Barcarcel, Membership Secretary

Conni O'Connor, Member at Large

Vicen CarriĆ³, Member at Large

AMMP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of persons interested in the field of paleontological collections care and methodology. This includes conservation, preparation, sampling, and collection of fossil animal remains. Members have the desire to maintain and further the profession through increased communication with peers, and encouraging others with the desire and capabilities to enter the profession. Members promote better understanding of the profession by the general public, those persons requiring such services, and increase the respect for the profession by maintaining and encouraging high standards of competence and ethics.


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The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held April 19-22 in Austin, Texas.

Abstract submission and registration is now open. Please visit the Annual Meeting page for instructions.

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Back to Basics Video Series

Recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Colorado Springs, CO

A series of presentations based on essential competencies for all professionals, volunteers, and amateurs working with fossil material.


The platform presentations were recorded and edited by Alan Zdinak.



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