More dinosaur bones found at Utah quarry

Published on June 5th, 2009 | by Admin


60-70 new dinosaur bones have been found at one of Utah’s major new dinosaur quarries, including a 20-foot-long neck bone discovered this week.

The site — called the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry — is a logjam of sorts, where dinosaur remains are believed to have been washed into place by an ancient stream. In some places, bones are “stacked up like cordwood,” said Jim Kirkland, Utah’s state paleontologist.

Crews have been working to uncover bones in an area about 200 feet long and 100 feet wide, Williams said. But evidence of exposed bones stretches for about a quarter-mile.

“We’re just literally scratching the surface,” Williams said. He said work at the site could last a decade.

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