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Video: A Giant Dinosaur Femur Discovered On The Angeac-Charente Site
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
The tenth campaign carried out on the paleontological site of Angeac-Charente has just been crowned with a special “harvest”. Last week, excavators discovered a giant dinosaur femur that is more than 140 million years old.
A giant dinosaur femur discovered during the tenth campaign on the Angeac-Charente site
The scientific discovery - a sauropod bone over 2 meters tall - is undeniably an extraordinary gift for the tenth anniversary of the excavation campaign carried out on the paleontologists' exploration ground. For your information, this is an old quarry whose pond is dried up every summer, so that scientists can settle there and explore the bottom. The most interesting thing is that the Angeac-Charente site is a real source of discoveries of palaeontological importance with more than 66,000 bone fragments and 7.5,000 identified vertebrate bones, dinosaur footprints and a spectacular quantity of plants.. According to paleontologists, the place was, more than 130 million years ago, a swamp frequented by more than 45 different species, among which: turtles, crocodiles, sauropods,stegosaurs, dinosaurs-ostriches etc.
The giant dinosaur femur has an estimated weight of over 500 kilograms. In addition, with its 2.20 meters and its exceptional state of preservation, this giant femur could have broken the world record for the largest dinosaur bone ever discovered. Next winter, the discovery will find its place in the exhibition at the Angoulême museum. But those who don't have the patience to wait can visit the excavation site for free, which is open to the public every day and will be in operation until August 2.