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Hanksville Dinosaur Quarry offering free guided tours

deseretnews.com

HANKSVILLE, Wayne County — The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry will offer free 30-45 minute guided tours during the weeks of May 21, June 4 and June 10.

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Paleontologists Investigate a Jurassic Bite

scientificamerican.com

About a three hour drive to the east of where I’m sitting as I write this, low down on the famous quarry wall of Dinosaur National Monument, there’s an unusual bone.

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Rare Tiny T. Rex Unearthed in Montana

smithsonianmag.com

In 2016, students from the Natural History Museum at Kansas University found a relatively small dinosaur pelvis in the Hell Creek formation in Montana. It was the end of their dig season and they didn’t have the time to unearth the rest of the remains. But the fossil was worth the wait; when they returned last summer, they found part of a jaw, teeth and skull segment of what appears to be a 66.5-million-year-old juvenile T. rex, reports Laura Geggel at LiveScience.

Huge Dinosaur Footprints Discovered on Scottish Coast

nationalgeographic.com

More than 160 million years ago, long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods lumbered through the ancient lagoons that dotted what is now Great Britain. Now, dozens of their footprints have been found on the forbidding, wave-pounded coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

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Fun with fossils

progressnewspaper.org

What types of plants or animals lived long ago but are no longer in existence? How do we know they existed? For those answers, we look to the fossil record which provides a wealth of information on what once existed on the Earth.

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Dinosaur eggs found by NCSU paleontologist now at Museum of Natural Sciences

wral.com

A researcher at North Carolina State University has recovered a clutch of rare dinosaur eggs from cliffs in Utah.

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70 million-year-old fossil proves dinosaurs liked to cuddle

ibtimes.com

Dinosaurs have acquired a bad reputation of the past couple of million years for not being the most affectionate of species.

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Teenage Dinosaur Fossil Discovery Reveals What Puberty Was Like for a Tyrannosaur

newsweek.com

You may regret photographs of your awkward teenage years, but at least they won’t be fossilized for people to dig up 76 million years from now. Paleontologists are thrilled a dinosaur didn’t get quite so lucky, because it means they were able to discover a remarkably well-preserved tyrannosaur skeleton.

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Man excavating Utahraptor herd turns to public for donations

ksl.com

LEHI — Scott Madsen has been working on one particular job for more than 15 years.

He’s had a long career as an expert in preparing fossils. His work is exceptionally delicate and he often spends hours at a time peering through a microscope, peeling back layers of rock one layer at a time.

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Take in spectacular scenery at Red Fleet State Park

good4utah.com

The Good4Utah Road Tour rolled into Vernal Wednesday. In this town, you can find something to do rain or shine. At the indoor Utah Field House Museum, you’ll find amazing state history, but when the sun is shining, Red Fleet State Park is the place to be.

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