Dakota the Dino-Mummy
Dakota was found in North Dakota in 1999 by Tyler Lyson on his families' property. Dakota was a hadrosaur, and many of his organs were intact. Scientists are fascinated by the slim chances that Dakota grasped to become mummified. Dakota has given many answers about hadrosaurs and is still being studied today.
Lucy is an Australopithecus Afarensis, a very primitive ape that scientists say lived about 3.2 million years ago. This specimen was discovered on November 24, 1974, in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia. This was a very important discovery, as at the time, Lucy's kind was the oldest known homonid. Scientists have found out a lot from her almost complete skeleton. Today, more older species have been found, but Lucy remains symbolic of our apelike ancestors.
Sue the T. Rex
Sue was discovered on August 12, 1990. This massive fossil was first discovered by Susan Hendrickson, when her group of fossil hunters was just about to leave the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation after a successful expedition. Susan noticed some odd looking bones, and soon the trip was extended to dig up this huge skeleton, which turned out to be the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil in history. However, after a long argument, Maurice Williams and the Sioux tribe claimed Sue (as they named the fossil) and later sold it at an auction to the Chicago Field Museum. Sue has been exhibited at the Field Museum ever since.