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Life in the Time of Dinosaurs

What was life like for Canada's dinosaurs 70 million years ago? Paleontologist Annie Quinney can tell you

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Dinosaurs are sexy creatures. They are icons of both evolution and extinction, and are our most beloved fossil celebrities. But we can’t learn everything we need to know from studying the bones of dinosaurs themselves. Charismatic as they were, dinosaurs were only part of ancient ecosystems, and reconstructing the world of the dinosaurs requires additional lines of evidence. In the latest of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s lecture series, paleontologist Annie Quinney turns to fossil soils to restore what life was like for the hadrosaur, ceratopsids, tyrannosaurs and other dinosaurs that roamed Canada’s Horseshoe Canyon Formation around 70 million years ago.

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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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