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500 Dino Footprints Found on Bolivian Wall Date Back 65 MILLION Years

You’re looking at history right before your eyes! These incredible (and I mean increeeedible) images of dinosaur footprints were found 5 km from downtown Sucre in Bolivia on a 1.5km long limestone slab. Here they found 462 distinctive dino tracks from at least 8 different species, with 5,055 individual footprints in total.

According to scientists, the footprints were formed during the Maastrichtian age of the Cretaceous Period in the Mesozoic Era. The wet-dry pattern of damp weather and drought sealed the prints in mud and sediment, while tectonic activity “pushed flat ground up to a brilliant viewing angle – as if nature was aware of its tourism potential.” It’s nothing short of fascinating!

Via Twisted Sifter

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