Dashanpu Dinosaur Quarry of the Middle Jurassic age

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Dashanpu Dinosaur Quarry of the Middle Jurassic age

In 1976, the Sichuan Culture Office and the Chongqing Museum organized a joint training course on protecting vertebrate fossils. Realistic Animatronic Dinosaur The author of this book was appointed as an instructor. When organizers selected a training site, it was suggested that we go to Dashanpu for excavations. A skeleton of sauropod dinosaur was unearthed at the Dashanpu site. The author of this book named this large dinosaur as Shunosaurus lii. This locality then has become well- known as the Dashanpu Dinosaur Quarry of the Middle Jurassic age.

 

In October 1979, the Dashanpu dinosaur site was acquired by the Southwest Oil-Gas Company of Sichuan for making a parking lot.  Dinosaur costume for sale After construction had begun, workers told the author of this book that more and more fossil bones became exposed every day . However, they did not know the scientific value of the fossils, and therefore some of bones were buried again. In December 1979, Zhou Shi-wu of the Chong-Qing Museum and I took our field team to survey to find a suitable dinosaur site for the Sino-British ( The British Museum of Natural and History ) joint expedition in the Sichuan Basin. In December 17th, when we arrived at the Dashanpu site, where Shunosaurus lii was found, we were totally shocked to see the scenery in front of us. Simply said,fossils were everywhere, just like the peanuts waiting to be taken from the plate. Two air compressors were very busy making incredible noise for the most of every day. As workers did not care about the bones, they did a terrible devastation at the site.My heart bled. It was the moment when an idea popped into my head to spread knowledge about dinosaurs to the general public.