Susan Hendrickson is an American fossil explorer and collector. Hendrickson is best known for the discovery of the dinosaur ruins in South Dakota on August 12, 1990. His discovery is one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus skeletons known to science. This skeleton is now called "Sue" in honor of her discovery. It is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. She also found other important fossils and artifacts around the world.
|Born||December 02, 1949, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Fields||Vertebrate paleontology, paleoentomology, marine archaeology|
|Known for||Discovery of "Sue," the second largest T. rex specimen ever found|
American paleontologist who gained national fame in 1990 for discovering Tyrannosaurus rex bones in South Dakota. The skeleton was named "Sue" in her honor.
She was interested in scuba diving before studying marine biology at the University of Washington.
She earned special honors at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in 2005.
She has two younger siblings, John and Karen.
She is one of America's most well-known paleontologists, along with Walter Granger.
Women paleontologists. American paleontologists. American explorer