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Mastodon Matrix Project

Main Project Information
Goal Help paleontologists study past environments.
Task Analyze actual samples of fossil matrix mailed to your home.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

With over 60,000 participants from 5 continents, we are happy - and sad - to say that the Mastodon Matrix Project has been discontinued. We were wildly successful in meeting our goals for introducing the public to how we know what we know about past life and climates, and the help to researchers was invaluable. We thank hugely...

Mastodon Volumes of Thanks to SciStarter and All the Participants!

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags dig, fossils, mastodon, matrix, paleontology, research
Project Updated 05/23/2018