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Walking with sauropods at Copper Ridge (video)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:42
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In the summer of 2015, Brian Engh and I stopped at the Copper
Ridge dinosaur trackway on our way back from the field. The Copper
Ridge site is 23 miles north of Moab, off US Highway 191. You can
find a map, directions, and some basic information about the site
in ""
target="_blank">this brochure
. The BLM has done a great job of
making this and other Moab-area dinosaur trackways accessible to
the public, with well-tended trails and nice interpretive signage.
Brian has gotten to do the art for interp signs at several sites
now, including Copper Ridge, and he put together this video to
explain a bit about the site, what we know about the trackmaker,
and the lines of evidence he used in making his life restoration.
I’m in there, too, yammering a bit about which sauropod might have
been responsible. We weren’t sure what, if anything, we would end
up doing with the footage at the time, so I’m basically thinking
out loud. But that’s mostly what I do here anyway, so I reckon
you’ll live.

Stay tuned (to ""
target="_blank">Brian’s paleoart channel
) for Part 2, which
will be about the Copper Ridge theropod trackway. And the next time
you’re in the Moab area, go see some dinosaur tracks. This is our
heritage, and it’s cool.

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