Rock & Gem
Dino Trackway Damaged while Installing a Trackway for Humans
Nothing stirs the inner child within us quite like dinosaurs. As a result, any important localities related to dinos draw large crowds of humans. We humans ock to such sites, and as a result, they often have been developed with walkways, viewpoints and buildings to accommodate us. But now the effort to accommodate has damaged the very things we humans have come to see.
Per an article in the journal Science, the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite near Moab, Utah, has been permanently damaged by a backhoe operator employed to replace an aging boardwalk. at boardwalk had been put in place to help visitors view over 200 fossil footprints le by dinosaurs 112 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which administers this particular site, reportedly provided paleontologists with no advance notice of the construction. us, no scientists were on hand to monitor and oversee the so-called improvements. e BLM itself, in a formal statement, neither explained nor accepted responsibility for the damage to this important paleontological resource.