New bone beds are found near Grande Prairie, Alberta


New “bone beds” of dinosaur fossils are found near Grande Prairie. From the article:

The Grande Prairie area was one of the few above water during many parts of the Cretaceous period…. A bone bed at Pipestone Creek, discovered in 1974 about 30 kilometres from Grande Prairie, has long been the region’s best area. Horned dinosaurs and other plant eaters have been the most common finds in the bed, where bones of many species and specimens are being excavated from stone.

It’s believed to be the remains of a river where many dinosaurs died at once, and has as many as 150 bones per square metre — five times that of Dinosaur Provincial Park, near Drumheller.

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