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A Landmark Scientific Paper From Tumbler Ridge

 The title, scientifically succinct, is imposing:  A REVIEW OF VERTEBRATE TRACK-BEARING FORMATIONS FROM THE MESOZOIC AND EARLIEST CENOZOIC OF WESTERN CANADA WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW THEROPOD ICHNOSPECIES AND REASSIGNMENT OF AN AVIAN ICHNOGENUS. The lead authors are not unknown to anyone familiar with the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre in Tumbler Ridge: Richard…

Another Creek, Another Trackway!

To find dinosaur tracks near Tumbler Ridge, the process is straightforward: Examine a geological map to see where rocks of the right age occur Ensure that these are terrestrial, not marine rocks (dinosaurs lived on land, not in the ocean) Work out where these rocks might be exposed on the surface, typically in canyons and…

The Golden Summer of 2014

  The ability of the Tumbler Ridge area to keep on delivering new discoveries each year is remarkable. If there were any doubts on this score the Golden Summer of 2014 dispels them. Some of these exciting events have already been reported: the discovery of a new dinosaur tracksite deep into the mountains (probably the…

Yet Another Creek, Yet Another Trackway

To find dinosaur tracks near Tumbler Ridge, the process is straightforward: Examine a geological map to see where rocks of the right age occur Ensure that these are terrestrial, not marine rocks (dinosaurs lived on land, not in the ocean) Work out where these rocks might be exposed on the surface, typically in canyons and…

A Mammoth Find Makes It’s Way To Tumbler Ridge

The Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre (PRPRC) in Tumbler Ridge has a new star acquisition: a mammoth tusk, unearthed at the end of April in an ancient Pleistocene river channel in the North Peace region of British Columbia. The tusk, weighing over 25 kilograms and almost two metres in length, was generously donated by its…