Extreme drought in Texas revealed 110-million-year-old dinosaur tracks
More than 60 dinosaur tracks have been unearthed in Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.
In the arid conditions of Texas which have been experiencing extreme drought, some of the most fascinating natural discoveries are being made. The same conditions that are proving so destructive to crops and other vegetation in the state are making it possible for scientists to unearth amazing new finds. In Dinosaur Valley State Park, where an abundance of dinosaur tracks had previously been discovered, the drought has revealed even more of these prehistoric footprints.
A record drought in Texas has revealed over 60 new dinosaur tracks, dated to 110 million years ago, bringing the total number found in this area to over 200. These new discoveries include the first evidence that baby dinosaurs may have also roamed this area.
Archaeological and anthropological gold is being uncovered as lakes, rivers and streams dry up around the world. This was demonstrated in Europe over the last week when a large number of discoveries were reported.
According to The Guardian, seven days ago, two Nazi shipwrecks emerged from the Danube near the Serbian village of Prahovo. In connection with this, five days ago Business Insider reported on mysterious 15th century “hunger stones.” The Elbe River connects the Czech Republic with Germany.
Now rare dinosaur tracks have been exposed, measured, and filmed in a freshly dried up riverbed at The Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas.
A trackway running through a quarry in Arlington, Texas, has yielded one of the most extensive records of dinosaur footprints known.
There has been a severe lack of rain this summer in Texas, where temperatures have been record high. According to the Texas Tribune, “27 percent of Texas is under an exceptional drought warning, while an additional 62 percent is under an ‘extreme drought warning.”
According to IFLScience, a report in the early Cretaceous Period, the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas was a ‘prehistoric highway,’ but it’s only recently that a severe drought revealed silt in shallow water, where the giant footprints were sighted.
In the early 20th century, paleontologists identified three-toed theropod tracks after a huge flood on the Paluxy River in Texas. Later research, however, identified sauropod footprints, which were the first ones ever documented.
Texas was the realm of T-Rexs, however there are many kinds of theropods.
According to scientists, dinosaurs roamed across muddy-lime sediments in Texas bays and lagoons on the west shore of a shallow sea about 120 million years ago.