Over 3,000 Fossilized Dino Footprints Uncovered

Archaeologists have recently uncovered over 3,000 dinosaur footprints on a site in Beijing, China.

The footprints are said to be more that 100 million years old and were discovered after three months of excavating on the site located in Zhucheng in the Shandong province.

Nicknamed ‘dinosaur city’, Zhuncheng is believed to contain the largest grouping of fossilized bones belonging to prehistoric animals, with 30 archeology sites having produced fossils.

Upon researching further, it was discovered that the prints belong to at least six different kinds of dinosaur species and vary in size from 10 to 80 centimeters in length.

Interestingly enough, Wang Haijun, a senior engineer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, noted that all the prints were found to be facing in the same direction – a phenomenon which is indicative of a herd migration or a panicked escape from a predator.

Experts have expressed their excitement regarding this latest fossil discovery and are eager to unlock any clues that the footprints may contain, hoping to reveal more information about how the dinosaurs became extinct so long ago.

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Kristin Mento is a second year journalism student in Cape Town, South Africa, formerly the creative director and contributing journalist, now editor-at-large for TOAST magazine. She is a versatile writer who writes on a range of topics in a range of styles and is most passionate about Art, Music, Reviews, Features and Fiction.