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Re: Another treasure trove of Chinese dinosaurs
On Mon, 25 Jan 2010, GUY LEAHY wrote:
Sounds like more interesting descriptions are on the way:
The discovery of a dinosaur mass death possibly associated with the end of the
Cretaceous is particularly interesting, IMHO...
What killed the dinosaurs? Scientist Wang Haijun thinks the answer may
be buried inside a 980-foot-long ravine in the Chinese countryside 415
miles southeast of Beijing where hundreds of the creatures may have
huddled in the final moments before their extinction.
The fossils here -- more than 15,000 fractured, mangled and blackened
bones from about 65 million years ago in the late Cretaceous period
right before they went extinct -- support theories of a catastrophe.
Global fires. Explosions. Climate change.
Physical processes could/would account for the mangling, but the
blackening is more interesting.