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Dinosaur Bone (70 mill. years old)

(This is in the Fossils box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

dinosaur bone from our fossils primary resource box

Questions

1. Where was this bone found and from what period was it from?

 

2. This fossil is 70 million years old.  What famous event happened 5 million years after that led to the extinction of the Dinosaurs? (TIP: You might need google for this).

 

3. Why do you think it is often difficult for Paleontologists to work out the type of Dinosaur that a bone comes from?

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1. Where was this bone found and from what period was it from?

 

ANSWER: Kem Kem in Africa.

 

2. This fossil is 70 million years old.  What famous event happened 5 million years after that led to the extinction of the Dinosaurs? (TIP: You might need google for this).

 

ANSWER: An asteroid hit the Earth and wiped them out.

 

3. Why do you think it is often difficult for Paleontologists to work out the type of Dinosaur that a bone comes from?

 

ANSWER: Sometimes they are found in ‘fragments’ or on their own which means they can’t be matched to a particular animal.

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