Tracks from 5000 dinosaurs found in Bolivia

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Tracks from 5000 dinosaurs found in Bolivia

In Bolivia a huge slab from an ancient shallow sea has preserved thousands of dinosaur footprints.

In 1994, while walking around a cement factory in southern Bolivia, Klaus Schütt discovered a limestone wall with a shear size of 25'000 square meters literally covered by dinosaur tracks. A few years later, in 1998, a scientific team lead by Swiss paleontologist Christian Meyer investigated the wall, and proved it was "the largest site of dinosaur tracks found so far".

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The immense Bolivian site is the rock face of an outcropping on a slant of 73 degrees, 80 meters high and 1.2 km long. There are more than 5,000 tracks of 294 different dinosaurs made during the second half of the Cretaceous period. [...] There is such an impressive amount of tracks that some of the researchers said this place seemed to be a dinosaurs’ dancefloor.


Much more here - pics and article
 http://fogonazos.blogspot.c...

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By netchicken: posted on 27-9-2008








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