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Utah: Fossils

These sites are about the types of fossils found in Utah. Includes information about the dinsaurs that roamed the area. There are lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and many photographs of fossils. Includes links to eThemes Resources on dinosaurs and fossils.


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The Utah Dinosaur Museum's site includes images and descriptions of dinosaurs in Utah and around the world.
This is an alphabetic list of fossil locations in North America, with links to articles about each type of dinosaur. Scroll down to see what kinds of fossils were found in Utah.
View photographs of fossils found in Utah. Click on the thumbnail images for a larger view.
View photographs from Dinosaur National Monument. There are images of the dinosaur quarry as well as some photographs taken on a nature walk.
Read about Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah, and learn why so many fossils have been discovered there.
Read this article about these giant clawed dinosaurs that were discovered in Utah. There is also a slide show. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Explore the links on the right to read about different dinosaurs that have been found in Utah. Most of the entries have pictures. When you have finished reading, there is also a quiz.
Here is an article about a large deposit of fossils that was discovered near Hanksville, Utah. Includes a photo of the excavation. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
Read or listen to this story about the Jr. Paleontologist program at Dinosaur National Monument. You can also download the Jr. Paleontologist Activity Book in PDF form.
Learn about the dinosaurs of Utah and what kinds of dinosaurs lived there during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
Learn more about the types of dinosaurs that roamed the earth years ago. Find out which dinosaurs were in your area, watch videos about these creatures, and create your own dinosaur artwork. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on fossils.
These sites focus on fossils and include information about paleontologists, dinosaurs, and petrification. View photographs of actual fossils. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on dinosaurs.
Read about Lucy, one of the most famous skeletons in the world. Lucy belongs to the hominid species called Australopithecus aferensis, which lived on the earth millions of years ago. Watch a video that explains how Lucy became a fossil and explore several interactive sites that show how humans have evolved.

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