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Bones suggest dinosaur die-off

October 17, 2009|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A vast collection of broken dinosaur bones in southeast Utah appears to have been smashed underfoot by other dinosaurs.

Brigham Young University scientists have spent years analyzing the bones. They say that the collection -- which includes at least 67 dinosaurs representing eight species -- suggests a mass die-off, probably from drought. After the die-off, other dinosaurs stomped among the carcasses as they passed through, said Brooks Britt, lead author of a recent study of the bones.

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