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A great video short that talks about Utah’s expansive fossil record and dinosaur findings due in part to our wide variety of geology. Watch it to find out more about Utah’s contribution to dino discoveries.


By the early 1800s, many scientists already recognized life on Earth was ancient, had changed over time, and fossils represented prehistoric extinct creatures. Evolution wasn’t a new idea, but understanding how it worked awaited Charles Darwin’s 1859 publication of “On the Origin of Species.”