Annual “Aussie” Dinosaur Dig Gets Underway

By | August 16th, 2010|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page|0 Comments

Amateurs and Professionals Sign up for Queensland Dinosaur Dig

The annual “dig up an Aussie dinosaur” event has started in Queensland, providing an opportunity for keen, amateur fossil hunters to join university based professional researchers and palaeontologists as they attempt to unearth evidence of Cretaceous dinosaurs and other vertebrates.

Novice palaeontologists will join experts on a dinosaur dig in the Australian state of Queensland, an area that has proved to be a “hotbed” of dinosaur discoveries with a number of new genera having been identified over the last few years.  This annual event entitled “The Australian Age of Dinosaur Dig” will last approximately three weeks and the organisers are confident that a number of new specimens will be discovered at the dig site which is at Winton, approximately 900 miles north-west of Brisbane in the Queensland outback.

Enthusiastic adults and children will be able to participate in the search for dinosaur fossils and take part in excavations, working alongside palaeontologists and other scientists.

Winton and the surrounding area has provided palaeontologists with a number of exciting finds over recent years, including the discovery of two new species of long-necked dinosaur and a fearsome meat-eating dinosaur that we at Everything Dinosaur reported on last year.

To read more about these discoveries at Winton, Western Queensland: A Trio of Aussie Dinosaurs found in the Outback.

The rocks in this part of the vast expanse of Australia date from the Cretaceous and have yielded a number of very well preserved dinosaur fossil specimens, many of them unique to this region of Australia, we wish the dig team the very best of luck for this season’s expedition.

Good hunting!