Guided Tours in Australia to Dig Up Dinosaur Bones
There are a number of guided tours available in Australia where you can participate in paleontological field work and search for dinosaur bones. These tours are typically led by experienced palaeontologists who can provide guidance and instruction on how to properly excavate and identify fossil specimens.
Dinosaur Stampede National Monument Dig, Queensland
One popular tour is the “Dinosaur Stampede National Monument Dig” in Queensland, which offers the opportunity to search for fossils from the Cretaceous period, including the footprints of dinosaurs that once roamed the area. Participants on this tour can join palaeontologists in the field as they excavate and study fossil specimens, and learn about the geological and biological history of the region.
Dinosaur Dreaming tour, Victoria
Another option is the “Dinosaur Dreaming” tour in Victoria, which allows participants to join a team of palaeontologists in the field as they search for fossils from the Cretaceous period. The tour includes hands-on excavation experience and the opportunity to learn about the scientific techniques used to study and understand the fossil record.
It’s important to note that these types of tours can be physically demanding, as they often involve hiking and working in rugged terrain. They may also require a degree of endurance and stamina, as participants may be required to work long hours in the field.
Overall, these types of tours offer a unique and immersive experience for individuals interested in paleontology and the history of life on Earth. They provide the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and make meaningful contributions to scientific research.
Dinosaur Dig “Virtual” Tours and Information
Dinosaur Dreaming – MONASH UNIVERSITY Dinosaur/VP PALEO SITE. The Australian university has an on-line paleo site where you can learn about its ‘Dinosaur Dreaming’ expeditions. Dinosaur Dreaming is part of a successful project between Museum Victoria and Monash University, the Dinosaur Dreaming fossil excavations at Inverloch over the last 12 years have yielded not only fascinating insights to the life and times of Australia’s Dinosaurs, but also highly significant and intriguing fossil mammals. Inverloch: Home of Dinosaur Dreaming is the Victorian coastal town near which the Dinosaur Dreaming site is located. About 145 kilometres (ninety minutes drive) from Melbourne, Inverloch is a very civilised place from which to do field research.The site is a rocky shore platform called Flat Rocks, about five minutes’ drive from the township on a stretch of coast favoured by surfers and fishing enthusiasts. This is where the Cretaceous mammal, Ausktribosphenos nyktos, was found in March 1997.
Dig It! The world renowned Jurassic Morrison Formation covers more than 350 square miles from Canada to New Mexico and contains every conceivable environment from dry deserts to swamps. Join Paleontologist and Education Specialist Peter Laraba on this two-day e-field trip as he takes an expedition to Colorado and Utah to explore the Morrison Formation by sampling two of its many environments. On September 28th, they explored a working dinosaur quarry in Grand Junction, Colorado, joining scientists and volunteers in the discovery and excavation process. We got into the “trenches”, working with Utah State paleontologist Dr. James Kirkland, the discoverer of the first Utahraptor skeleton, to uncover the secrets of a Jurassic watering hole. On September 29th, they went to the world famous Dinosaur National Monument. Although still in the Morrison Formation, the environment of deposition along the banks of a large river system is very different from the watering hole of the previous day. National Park paleontologist Dan Chute will be your guide through the rich history of the area and reveal some of the treasures yet to be discovered in this unique park. NOTE: The Technology Required – QuickTime 4.0. An internet browser, version 4.0 or higher. Recommend a 56K Internet connection or greater. Originally webcast September 28 & 29, 1999 live on ALI QuickTime TV. Watch this archived version any time! Intended for grades K – 9… READ MORE
Dinosaur Digs – Field Experience that you can join
- Are you interested in participating in a real dinosaur dig?
- Do you want to learn more about the discovery of new specimens?
- Do you want to share in the thrill of discovery of fossil treasures?
- Are you interested in the techniques employed by vertebrate paleontologists to remove dinosaurs and other vertebrate fossils from the field?
- Do you like outdoor work?
- Do you like strenuous conditions as well as painstaking and tedious work?
If you do, you have a chance to participate in a real dinosaur dig. You can find information how you can join a dig, such as excavating a stegosaur bone bed with 4 or more individuals represented. Stegosaurs are very rare, usually found as only one single individual.
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Discovering and excavating dinosaur bones can be a very rewarding and exciting experience. It requires a lot of hard work, patience, and careful attention to detail. It’s important to note that excavating dinosaur bones is not a simple leisure activity and should normally be done by trained professionals with the proper equipment and permissions.