New Look at Fossilized Tracks Places Dinosaurs in Alaska 50 Million Years Earlier

Matthew Smith, KNOM – Nome

A  new look at fossilized dinosaur tracks found on the Alaska peninsula may prove dinosaurs were roaming ancient Alaska as far back as the Jurassic period, about 50 million years earlier than scientists had previously thought. Geologists first found the fossilized tracks while mapping rocks in sandstone cliffs near Chignik Bay in 1975. Now, 35 years later, a team of scientists from University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Museum revisited and studied the tracks.

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