Prehistoric animals found on the border between Marcos Paz and La Matanza in Argentina

Neighbors and students from schools in these municipalities took turns to excavate and form a perimeter around a glyptodont, this being done under the careful watch of paleontologist Martin de los Reyes from Museo de La Plata and David Piazza, who is in charge of the repository in Marcos Paz. Piazza expressed enthusiasm for the participation of the community for the recuperation of the fossils: “Today a lot of people came, and kids were able to walk through the site. Not only is this valuable because they can learn, but also because they help us do in one day things that would otherwise take a whole week to do”. The tasks necessary to rescue this 30 thousand year old mammal with the appearance of a giant armadillo started last Saturday and will be finished within the next few days.

Comments are closed.

Sign up for the DADA Newsletter