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Portrait view of Megalonyx jeffersonii skeletal model

Megajeff, Champion of Fossil Collections

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January 20, 2020 marked the bicentennial of Indiana University, the august institution where I completed my MFA studies and am now employed as a graphic designer. It also was the day that the university unveiled a special reproduction of Jefferson’s ground sloth, Megalonyx jeffersonii, fondly dubbed Megajeff. The reason the new model received a special place during the university’s bicentennial festivities is because of its connection to the history of fossil collections at IU. The original specimens were discovered on…

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