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Scientists to dig Jurassic site in Wyoming this summer



By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Scientists from the U.S. and Europe hope to learn more about the new dinosaur site in northern Wyoming this summer.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is leading a project that will bring over 100 scientists to ranchland in the Bighorn Basin. Coordinators are saying exactly where the site is to discourage looters and curiosity seekers.

But Professor Phil Manning from the University of Manchester in Great Britain says the site has already yielded fossils from some of the bigger dinosaurs from 1

50 million years ago, in the Jurassic Period. Among them are long-necked plant-eaters that may be diplodocus- and brachiosaurus-type dinosaurs.

There are also preserved tracks from both predatory and prey dinosaurs.
The site used to be a tropical flood plain. Now it's called the "Jurassic Mile."

In this article: Dinosaur, Fossil, Science

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