February 8, 2023
Scientists say they have found a dinosaur fossil that may have died in an asteroid strike

Scientists say they have found a dinosaur fossil that may have died in an asteroid strike

  • Jonathan Amos
  • BBC science reporter

Illustrative image,

It is assumed that rising waters buried the animals in Tanis

Scientists have unearthed the discovery of a well-preserved dinosaur leg.

The tip, covered in leather, is just one of a series of fascinating finds found at the Tanis Archaeological Site in North Dakota.

But it’s not just the condition of the pieces in there that catches the eye – what these ancient specimens represent to science is fascinating, too.

The main hypothesis of scientists is that the creatures found in Tanis were killed and buried on the day a giant asteroid struck the Earth.