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Dino Dig Time Again!

Monday, April 02, 2018

After two years of waiting the ENHM team are back at it again, at the Eromanga Dinosaur Dig. Starting on the 10th of May for 2 weeks we will be hard at work continuing the excavations from our promising new dinosaur Monty. Unveiling of this new dinosaur site began in 2015 and since has seen to become the resting place of the largest concentration of large sauropods in Australia and unearthing another individual representing the largest dinosaurs in Australia. This is not only the first dig since ENHM has been open, but the first Dino Dig that we are taking on paid participants. This once in a life time opportunity gives everyday people the chance to experience life as a Dino Digger, uncovering what lies beneath with a great group of people.

However, if digging is not your thing you can still watch the site working in perfect harmony from the comfort of your vehicle. ENHM will be running tag along tours over the period of the dig to the site through stunning scenery with lunch included. We are really looking forward to showcasing what ENHM has to offer and with positions still available of both weeks of the dig and all of the tag-along tours there really is plenty still to offer.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 


 
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