Thousands of dinosaur footprints uncovered in China

Feb 07, 2010
A mound strewn with dinosaur bones is seen October 2009 in Zhucheng, in northeast China's Shandong province. Paleontologists in China have uncovered more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints, state media reported, in an area said to be the world's largest grouping of fossilised bones belonging to the ancient animals.

Archaeologists in China have uncovered more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints, state media reported, in an area said to be the world's largest grouping of fossilised bones belonging to the ancient animals.

The , believed to be more than 100 million years old, were discovered after a three-month excavation at a gully in Zhucheng in the eastern province of Shandong, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The prints range from 10 to 80 centimetres (four to 32 inches) in length, and belonged to at least six different kinds of dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurs, the report said Saturday.

Wang Haijun, a senior engineer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the prints faced the same direction, Xinhua said.

This indicated a possible migration or a panic escape by plant-eating dinosaurs after an attack by predators, Wang added.

Archeologists have found dinosaur fossils at some 30 sites in Zhucheng, known as "dinosaur city."

The region has seen two major digs since 1964, and experts say the discovery of so many in such a dense area could provide clues on how the animals became extinct millions of years ago.

Plans are being made to set up a fossil park in the area.

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mabarker
1 / 5 (2) Feb 10, 2010
These prints continue to support the non-darwinian contention that dinosaurs have always been dinosaurs. In this case 6 different kinds going the same direction - *a panic escape* - some would say escaping from a wall of water, perhaps?
denijane
1 / 5 (1) Feb 20, 2010
It looks indeed odd that thousands of dinosaurs will get panicked simultaneously. I also like the idea of wall of water, it makes a lot more sense.
Ethelred
5 / 5 (1) Feb 24, 2010
These prints continue to support the non-darwinian contention that dinosaurs have always been dinosaurs


Creationists have always been anti science. Dinosaurs weren't dinosaurs until they evolved from crocadilians or something similar.

some would say escaping from a wall of water, perhaps?


Ooh, what a giveaway. Months, probably years of posts without once admitting to the obvious, that you are a Young Earth Creationist, and actually believe in a flood that never happened. Now with one attempt at being a smart ass you wasted all the stonewalling.

Out of curiosity just why do you think that a nonexistent flood is the only thing they could have been running from? Do you really believe that animals with 9 inch steak knives for teeth weren't carnivores like so many other Creationists do?

Show some guts Ma. Actually debate. Instead of this hit and run crap.

If you can't do it bring in an expert. Someone from the Discovery Institute for instance.

Ethelred
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not rated yet Mar 07, 2010
the writer of this article has yet again made the old mistake. It is PALAEONTOLOGISTS who look for fossils! ARCHAEOLOGISTS study human origins. Get it right next time.

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