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Interview with Peter Larson about the
Interview with Peter Larson about the 'Montana Dueling Dinosaurs'
Published: 2011/11/04
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Peter Larson on National Geographic TV Show Doomsday Preppers
Peter Larson on National Geographic TV Show Doomsday Preppers
Published: 2012/03/23
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One of a Kind Peter Larson | AOL BUILD
One of a Kind Peter Larson | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Peter Larson interview on Dinosaur 13 with Jacob Calle
Peter Larson interview on Dinosaur 13 with Jacob Calle
Published: 2014/12/24
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Peter Larson, Black Hills Institute of Geologic Institute, on the Keystone XL Pipeline
Peter Larson, Black Hills Institute of Geologic Institute, on the Keystone XL Pipeline
Published: 2009/11/06
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Peter Larson speaks at the Kansas Family Strengthening Summit
Peter Larson speaks at the Kansas Family Strengthening Summit
Published: 2011/07/21
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Peter Larson HD
Peter Larson HD
Published: 2009/03/26
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Peter Larson
Peter Larson's View on Evolution | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Brie Larson sings the Jackson 5
Brie Larson sings the Jackson 5's 'ABC'
Published: 2015/11/06
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Peter Larson on Hollywood Paleontologists | AOL BUILD
Peter Larson on Hollywood Paleontologists | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Don
Don't Just Sit There [Official Lyric Video]
Published: 2014/05/07
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$100,000 SUNGLASSES VS. $10 SUNGLASSES
$100,000 SUNGLASSES VS. $10 SUNGLASSES
Published: 2017/06/06
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Celebrating the birthday of Peter Larson with one of the En
Celebrating the birthday of Peter Larson with one of the En
Published: 2013/07/12
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Peter Larson - The Evolution Of Running Shoes
Peter Larson - The Evolution Of Running Shoes
Published: 2015/05/03
Channel: Eric Stermer
Peter Larson of Prepperlicious.com on Doomsday Preppers
Peter Larson of Prepperlicious.com on Doomsday Preppers
Published: 2016/04/11
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Out of the Mind
Out of the Mind
Published: 2017/03/21
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Peter Larson Interviews Gideon Levy in Ottawa, March 23rd, 2015
Peter Larson Interviews Gideon Levy in Ottawa, March 23rd, 2015
Published: 2015/03/24
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Peter Larson - Each Passing Moment
Peter Larson - Each Passing Moment
Published: 2016/06/06
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Positive Peter Larson in Prison | AOL BUILD
Positive Peter Larson in Prison | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Peter Larson on Discovering T-Rex Sue | AOL BUILD
Peter Larson on Discovering T-Rex Sue | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Peter Larson - Find The Best Running Shoe For You
Peter Larson - Find The Best Running Shoe For You
Published: 2015/05/10
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Peter Larson - Using Running Shoes As A Tool
Peter Larson - Using Running Shoes As A Tool
Published: 2015/05/24
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1997 Peter Larson Hi League Memorial Service
1997 Peter Larson Hi League Memorial Service
Published: 2016/02/02
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Ep. 314: Peter Larson Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Ep. 314: Peter Larson Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Published: 2015/08/25
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explosion
explosion
Published: 2012/06/25
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FIDGET SPINNER VS. 1000 FT BUILDING! // GONE WRONG//
FIDGET SPINNER VS. 1000 FT BUILDING! // GONE WRONG//
Published: 2017/06/03
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BUYING A ROLEX AT 16   ******** emotional **********
BUYING A ROLEX AT 16 ******** emotional **********
Published: 2017/06/01
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Peter Larson
Peter Larson
Published: 2016/02/03
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Peter Larson, the FBI and the National Guard | AOL BUILD
Peter Larson, the FBI and the National Guard | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Peter Larson - Minimalist Shoes, Not Better Just Different
Peter Larson - Minimalist Shoes, Not Better Just Different
Published: 2015/05/17
Channel: Eric Stermer
Peter Larson’s Highest Highs & Lowest Lows | AOL BUILD
Peter Larson’s Highest Highs & Lowest Lows | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: BUILD Series
I GOT A HOLE IN ONE! *NOT CLICKBAIT*
I GOT A HOLE IN ONE! *NOT CLICKBAIT*
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Peter Larson
Running Gait and Shoe Expert - Peter Larson of RunBlogger
Running Gait and Shoe Expert - Peter Larson of RunBlogger
Published: 2015/01/16
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Peter Larson on Stewardship
Peter Larson on Stewardship
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Zara Larsson - Never Forget You (Price & Takis Remix)
Zara Larsson - Never Forget You (Price & Takis Remix)
Published: 2016/05/30
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Peter Larson
Peter Larson's First Love: T-Rex Sue | AOL BUILD
Published: 2015/03/11
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Peter Larson
Peter Larson
Published: 2009/04/01
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BUYING FERRARI AT 16!
BUYING FERRARI AT 16!
Published: 2017/05/29
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Peter Larson | Gonzaga University | Nursing 564
Peter Larson | Gonzaga University | Nursing 564
Published: 2015/03/23
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Curiosity meets Paleontology  Interview with Pete Larson
Curiosity meets Paleontology Interview with Pete Larson
Published: 2015/07/20
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Peter Larson - Guitar Tapping
Peter Larson - Guitar Tapping
Published: 2009/06/14
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Peter Larson
Peter Larson
Published: 2016/02/12
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Peter Larson - Broken Body
Peter Larson - Broken Body
Published: 2009/03/17
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Peter Larson - First-Year Honors Representative
Peter Larson - First-Year Honors Representative
Published: 2013/06/17
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Conner Wayne Milam - Since You Stayed Here
Conner Wayne Milam - Since You Stayed Here
Published: 2017/05/25
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peter larson
Published: 2006/10/11
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Peter Larson
Peter Larson
Published: 2007/02/13
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StartSkydiving.com: Peter Larson
StartSkydiving.com: Peter Larson
Published: 2011/11/21
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Lost in Hong Kong
Lost in Hong Kong
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Peter Larson
Peter Larson @ Bristol Mountain
Peter Larson @ Bristol Mountain
Published: 2013/01/27
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Peter Lars Larson (born 1952) is an American paleontologist, fossil collector, and president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research. He led the team that excavated "Sue", the largest and most complete specimen of Tyrannosaurus rex found to date, and has published numerous scientific and popular works on dinosaur paleontology. He is criticized by some academic paleontologists for his commercial enterprises and support of private collections.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Peter Larson grew up on a ranch near Mission, South Dakota. He began rock hunting at the age of four on his parent's ranch. He attended the South Dakota School of Mines to study paleontology. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1974. Shortly after graduating college he started Black Hills Minerals.

Career[edit]

Sue on display at the Chicago Field Museum

Larson founded what eventually became the Black Hills Institute in 1974.[2] Partners Robert Farrar and (Larson's brother) Neal Larson later joined the company. In 1990, Larson led the excavation of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton later named "Sue". With only a bachelor's degree in geology,[1] Larson has written and co-authored numerous publications on dinosaurs, has excavated more T. rex skeletons than any other paleontologist,[3] and his organization's work on excavation and preparation of fossils has been recognized by paleontologists Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Phillip Manning, and Jack Horner for its quality.[1][4] He was one of the first to work with T. rex bone pathologies, has worked to uncover sexual dimorphism in the chevron length of T. rex, and argues that the controversial tyrannosaurid Nanotyrannus is not a juvenile T. rex, as some claim.[5]

In 1992, Larson's team helped to discover second largest Tyrannosaurus rex Stan. Larson, along with paleontologist Kenneth Carpenter, edited the scholarly text Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King. Larson and his ex-wife Kristin Donnan wrote the book Rex Appeal, which relates the story of how the U.S. Government took possession of the "Sue" T. rex skeleton following its excavation, and Bones Rock!, a children's book about the history of paleontology and requirements on how to become a palaeontologist.[1]

In 2013 Larson and colleagues began excavating at a site located in Wyoming, US containing the remnants of three nearly complete skeletons of Triceratops.[6]

Federal lands dispute[edit]

Following a result of the government seizure of property at the Black Hills Institute, from charges pertaining to paleontological work unrelated to the "Sue" T. rex find,[7] Larson was remanded to the federal penitentiary at Florence, Colorado for his conviction of two felonies and two misdemeanors,[8] charges which some considered politically motivated.[4] The felonies involved the "failure to fill out forms," which resulted from contested instructions from the judge. The trial record shows that the judge told the jury to ignore testimony from the government's own customs witnesses, testimony that normally would have resulted in acquittals in these charges.[9] Richard Howard Battey sentenced Larson two years in federal prison despite the maximum sentence being only six months. In 2015, South Dakota lawmakers have petitioned Barack Obama for a formal full pardon of Larson.[10]

Legacy[edit]

Larson has developed a controversial standing among some academic paleontologists who object to his organization's commercial selling of fossils and his lack of pedigree,[1][2] yet Robert Bakker has backed Larson as a responsible paleontologist.[8] To date, he has discovered the most tyrannosaurus rex skeletons and is considered by some to have made some of the greatest paleontological discoveries of all time.

Selected works[edit]

Journal articles[edit]

Popular books[edit]

  • Larson, P. and Donnan, K. "Rex Appeal". Montpelier, VT: Invisible Cities Press, 2002.
  • Larson, P. and Carpenter, K. "Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King (Life of the Past)". Indiana University Press, 2008.
  • Larson, Peter; Kristin Donnan (2004). Bones rock! Everything you need to know to become a paleontologist. Montpelier, Vt.: Invisible Cities Press. ISBN 193122935X. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mullen, William (January 21, 2003). "Bones of contention: Academics and commercial fossil hunters may never settle their differences". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b Rooney, Brian (Nov 13, 2007). "Racing Against Time and Weather for Dinosaur Bones". ABC News. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Alden, John (August 11, 2002). "'Rex Appeal' - one historic fossil, three stories". The Baltimore Sun. 
  4. ^ a b Browne, Malcolm W. (July 21, 1992). "A Dinosaur Named Sue Divides Fossil Hunters". New York Times. 
  5. ^ Switek, Brian (23 October 2013). "(News Feature) Palaeontology: The truth about T. rex". Nature. 502 (7472): 424–426. doi:10.1038/502424a. 
  6. ^ Smith, Matt (June 4, 2013). "Triceratops trio unearthed in Wyoming". CNN. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Kjærgaard, Peter C. (June 2012). "The Fossil Trade: Paying a Price for Human Origins". ISIS. 103 (2): 340–355. JSTOR 10.1086/666365. 
  8. ^ a b Browne, Malcolm (February 22, 1996). "Fossil Dealer, Target of Federal Prosecutors, Begins Jail Term". New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Larson & Donnan, Peter & Kristin (2002). Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life. Invisible Cities Press. 
  10. ^ Associated Press. "Panel calls for pardon of famous paleontologist credited in discovery of 'Sue' the T. rex". Chicago Tribune. 

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