Home„The Second Excavation

March 3,2008
Commencing January 11th, the second excavation of dinosaur fossils is completed.  The second excavation revealed what are believed to be rib bones and hip bones. These, along with the surrounding rock, were covered in plaster jackets and transported out.  Cleaning will now commence.
February 28,2008
A press conference was held at the excavation site .  The discovery of Theropoda teeth has been made. However,at the excavation which took place on the 21st last week, they announced that they had discovered nearly intact teeth of the walking dinosaur (the pictures below).  The total number of the teeth of Theropoda and Sauropoda which were discovered comes up to about 20.  It is quite rare to have the discovery of Sauropoda teeth so this is a very important discovery.
February 21,2008
A press announcement was made in the sunshine.   Following the announcement of a few days ago regarding rib bones discovered in a natural state, continued excavation has led to a few more bones being uncovered, bringing the total to more than 10. After finding the ribs, the  discovery of the first cervical vertebrae was announced. Coupled with the skull fragment found   during the first excavation (approximate size 6 cm x 8 cm ),  this is a discovery of worldwide importance .
February 16,2008
Today was cold with occasional light snow, but the excavation continued.  Because it was Saturday, about 150 people came to watch the excavation.
February 7,2008
The  excavation  continued  today.  There was a press announcement made by the museum staff, mentioning the discovery of what is thought to be cervical vertebrae and rib bones.  Big ribs over 1 m in length were discovered in natural position.  Following the tail bones discovered in the first excavation,  now body parts are beginning to appear, adding further expectation of the possible existence of the whole skeleton.
January 18,2008
Press announcement was made by the museum staff. They announced the discovery of what is thought to be the teeth of a predatory dinosaur, Carnosauria (Theropoda ).  About 10 similar bones were discovered during the first excavation,  however the bones discovered this time were very well preserved .
January 11,2008
The  primary research of the second excavation started today.  On the first day, about 20 volunteers joined.   After the staff of the Human and Nature Museum explained excavation methods, work commenced.  The daily hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..  The excavation is planned to continue until the end of February.
November 20,2007
The second excavation started.   Heavy machinery were brought in to remove the covering  layers.  Extensive press coverage was provided by many reporters and many people came to watch the work begin .
November 16,2007
The schedule of the 2nd excavation was announced.  From the 20th of this month,  removal of the covering layers will begin, and the principal excavation will commence from January 11th.
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