- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - The Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford has another trove of dinosaur bones to add to its collection.

A team that had worked at an excavation site in Utah unloaded 2,000 pounds of femurs and tail vertebrae on Friday.

The (Rockford) Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1H5PYFK ) that the bones were excavated in Hanksville, a remote Utah town of about 200 residents.

Most the bones brought back to Rockford came from juvenile sauropods, a group of plant-eating dinosaurs with long necks.

The bones were covered in a half-inch of plaster to protect them from damage.


Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com



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