Chinese archaeologists discovered more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints in Zhucheng. This area, located in the eastern province of Shandong, is considered to be the world’s largest collection of fossilized bones belonging to the dinosaurs. Archeologists say that the footprints, uncovered after three months of excavation, are more than 100 million years old.
Zhucheng is known as “dinosaur city” after archeologists found here a large number of dinosaur fossils in over 30 sites. Since 1964, the year of the first dinosaur fossil discovery, in the region were two more major digs. Scientists hope that an area with so much dinosaur fossils and footprints could offer major clues on how the animals were extinct millions of years ago. Chinese archaeologists plan to set up a fossil park in Zhucheng, making the “dinosaur city” accessible for everyone. (more…)