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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
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
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