The WOW Files: Here Is The 300 Ft Wall in Bolivia With 5,000 Dinosaur Footprints From 68M Years Ago

by • February 11, 2020 • History, Nature, The WOW FilesComments (0)3124

Every now and then a story comes along that is so extraordinary it bewilders me as to how or why it’s not common knowledge everywhere. This one comes from the small city of Sucre, Bolivia in western South America where there is a rock face filled with over 5,000 dinosaur footprints from over 68 million years ago known as “Cal Orko“. Once a flat lakeshore and now a limestone quarry (and dinosur museum) the footprints were quickly preserved by a prolonged drought which dried the prints and turned them into limestone. Over millions of years of geological activity, the lakeshore was gradually pushed upwards on an angle, turning it into the most astonishing — and natural — dinosaur exhibits in the entire world. For more great stories from the world of dinosaurs visit Dinosaurs on FEELguide.


Photos by: Ramon Kristian Arellano,, Carsten Drossel, Gerardo Diego Ontiveros, Ryan Greenberg, Eamonn Lawlor, Jerry Daykin (1), Jerry Daykin (2)Vincent Poulissen

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