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19 October 2017 23:48 (South Africa)

Scientists find largest dinosaur bone bed ever in Alberta

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The dinosaur bones were discovered near the small town of Hilda in Alberta, Canada. (Incidentally, Hilda is near another small town called Medicine Hat, should Albertan geography ever come up at a pub quiz.) The bone bed is about 2.3 square kilometres, and the number of dinosaur fossils discovered has led scientists to hypthosise that the animals "were routinely wiped out by catastrophic tropical storms".   Read more: The Globe and Mail 

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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