The Moon, AZ – GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Dinosaurs
The 1.7 million acres of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has history, literally, right at your feet. Within the boundaries of this national monument, fossil records of the earth and its inhabitants dating back more than 70 million years. These fossil records show that this arid desert has been an ocean, lake and swamp. Paleontologists have shown this through the fossils they have found. Fossil types include fish, turtles, sharks teeth, plant life and dinosaurs. Several of the dinosaurs were first discovered at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Several dinosaur tracks have also been found throughout the monument. Professional digs in the area completed as recently as 2001 have lead to some of very exciting dinosaur finds. In fact, the paleontologists that have done work in the area say that Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils found anywhere in the world. You can go fossil hunting and explore the history of the earth, but remember to leave what you find so that others may have the same exciting experience.
The Moon - GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument

The Moon - GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Dinosaurs
The 1.7 million acres of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has history, literally, right at your feet. Within the boundaries of this national monument, fossil records of the earth and its inhabitants dating back more than 70 million years. These fossil records show that this arid desert has been an ocean, lake and swamp. Paleontologists have shown this through the fossils they have found. Fossil types include fish, turtles, sharks teeth, plant life and dinosaurs. Several of the dinosaurs were first discovered at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Several dinosaur tracks have also been found throughout the monument. Professional digs in the area completed as recently as 2001 have lead to some of very exciting dinosaur finds. In fact, the paleontologists that have done work in the area say that Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils found anywhere in the world.
The Moon - GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument

The Moon - GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument

You can go fossil hunting and explore the history of the earth, but remember to leave what you find so that others may have the same exciting experience.
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Published in: on October 12, 2009 at 1:20 PM  Comments Off on The Moon, AZ – GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument  
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