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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
Residence Guanaja, Honduras
Fields Vertebrate paleontology, paleoentomology, marine archaeology
Known for Discovery of "Sue," the second largest T. rex specimen ever found

About Sue Hendrickson

American paleontologist who gained national fame in 1990 for discovering Tyrannosaurus rex bones in South Dakota. The skeleton was named "Sue" in her honor.

Sue Hendrickson before fame

She was interested in scuba diving before studying marine biology at the University of Washington.

Achievement of Sue Hendrickson

She earned special honors at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in 2005.

Sue Hendrickson family life

She has two younger siblings, John and Karen.

Associations of Sue Hendrickson

She is one of America's most well-known paleontologists, along with Walter Granger.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Sue Hendrickson

Women paleontologists. American paleontologists. American explorer

Latest information about Sue Hendrickson updated on July 30 2021.