Pompeii-Style Volcanic Eruptions Fossilized Chinese Dinos
Scientists say they figured out how the fossils of dozens of different dinosaurs, birds and early mammals ended up in a lake bed in northern China.By Briana Altergott | February 4, 2014
Scientists say they might have finally figured out how a graveyard of different dinosaurs, birds and early mammal fossils ended up buried in a lake bed in northern China.
The mass grave, as LiveScience calls it, contains shockingly well-preserved fossils. No one has been able to determine how the animals died — until now.
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications suggests a series of volcanic eruptions, like the one that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, killed and buried the creatures more than 120 million years ago. (Via BBC)