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Mother's Day Site

Fossil site near Pryor Mountains reveals dinosaur die-off

Fossil site near Pryor Mountains reveals dinosaur die-off

After 10 years of painstakingly unearthing scattered dinosaur fossils at a site along the base of the Pryor Mountains, Glenn Storrs believes he has figured out how the bones arrived at their final resting place 145 million to 150 million years ago.

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Dinosaur skin

Dinosaur skin

Petrified dinosaur skin is revealed in a fossil from the Mother's Day site in Carbon County.

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Bone site

Bone site

Tarps helped shade workers as they dug up the dinosaur fossils using everything from hammers to dental picks.

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Bone map

Bone map

This map shows the distribution and orientation of bones at the Mother's Day site. The lines mark 1-meter squares.

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Volunteer help

Volunteer help

Cincinnati Museum Center field school volunteers helped remove, clean and catalog bones at the site over a period of 11 years.

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Dino wheel

Dino wheel

Glenn Storrs, left, helps haul a dinosaur fossil on a contraption made from two hospital gurneys and a motorcycle wheel, dubbed the dino wheel.

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