Category Archives: bonebeds

Allosaurus Roar Review: Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, near Cleveland, UT

Many of the dinosaur fossils that are displayed in museums come from a relatively small number of places, typically bone beds that have revealed numerous dinosaurs from a small time window in the deep past.  One such place is the … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week, 2/27/17

If you asked Americans to name two extinct animals that lived after the dinosaurs died out, there is little doubt the two most common answers would be the woolly mammoth and the subject of today’s blog, the saber-tooth “cat” Smilodon.  Both went … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, SD

26,000 years ago in what is now Hot Springs, South Dakota, a large spring-fed pond enticed animals to quench their thirst and cool off.  Unfortunately, the pond held a deadly secret: a cavern below it had collapsed and created a … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week (2/6/17)

This week’s Fossil of the Week comes from the great Miocene fossil trove at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument near Harrison, Nebraska.  Daeodon, commonly nicknamed “hell pig,” was one of the fiercest and most interesting mammals of this ancient environment around 19 … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the most remarkable dinosaur discovery sites in the world.  Located in the badlands of Alberta, DPP became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, the only dinosaur discovery site in North America recognized as such.  The … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, UT

In 1909 Earl Douglass, a paleontologist working for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, was searching for dinosaur bones in the rugged sandstone hills about ten miles east of Vernal, Utah. Having heard that fossils could be found nearby, Douglass spent a … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Park, Orchard, NE

Millions of years ago during the middle of the Miocene epoch, a large volcanic eruption in what is now Idaho spread deadly volcanic ash and dust over a path hundreds of miles wide.  In an ancient water hole almost a thousand … Continue reading

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