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Why The Golden Age Of Dinosaur Discoveries Is Ending

Feb 5, 2015
In 2014, there were several dinosaur discoveries made. So much that several paleontologists have deemed this the "Golden Age of Dinosaurs." But what does that really mean? Essentially, dinosaur fossils are being found at a higher rate than ever before. In fact, there were more discoveries made in one year than in several decades during the 20th century. But why? First of all, more people are digging.

According to some in the field, movies like Jurassic Park put a larger emphasis on paleontology and with more people digging, there will be more discoveries. In turn, it will also mean that the fossils will be dug up faster, leaving less for discovery in the future. Add in new technologies to the mix, and it is a recipe for dinosaur bone extinction.
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