If you ask me it’s a joy when something that’s been extinct for millions of years gets to be breaking news. On September 10, Amateur Paleontologist David Hacker recovered the lower part of a thigh bone of an as yet undetermined dinosaur species (probably a meat-eater) from Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland.
But the real story is the park itself. The site has been known for its abundance of prehistoric fossils since the nineteenth century, but it was opened to the public only two years ago. Since that time, several dinosaur fossils have been unearthed by novice paleontologists, including notable finds by some very young children.
Dinosaur Park is open on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 12 to 4 pm.