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How a South African shepherd found a dinosaur graveyard


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This is the story of how a shepherd, a geography teacher and a pensioner helped unearth one of South Africa's biggest discoveries of dinosaur bones.

The shepherd, Dumangwe Thyobeka, stumbled across the dinosaur graveyard, with fossils up to 200 million years old, on a routine visit to his family's burial place in Qhemega, Eastern Cape Province.
So far paleontologists have identified 12 species of sauropodomorph dinosaurs from this site.

The site has a 20km radius (12 miles).

The time scale puts this unique find at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary.
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