discovering the Jurassic Park, on the trail of the dinosaurs



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C. Guttin, A. Sangouard, K. Sullivan, T. Donzel – France 2

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Thursday, May 12, the soap opera on the parks of America from 13 Hours continues with Jurassic Park. It contains the largest number of fossils in North America.

Jurassic Park takes visitors back 200 million years. This valley in Utah (USA) is nicknamed Dinosaur Land because it contains the largest number of fossils in all of North America. “It’s really incredible to think that these creatures were alive here”, enthuses a child. In the park, a piece of rock contains hundreds of fossilized dinosaur bones. The sediments in the rivers and lakes at the time allowed the layers to build up over the centuries.

“This wall allows us to draw a timeline, to tell us when dinosaurs lived, what types of dinosaurs, and how they died,” says Rebecca Hunt-Foster, a paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument. “This is the real Jurassic Park”, she adds. On the walls appear petroglyphs, drawings engraved in the rock between 300 and 1300. Rare birds can also be observed on site.

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