Cal Orko: Dinousaur Dance Floor

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An immense limestone wall in Cal Orko, Sucre, Bolivia, is home to a fantastic sight: thousands of dinosaur tracks made millions of years ago!

The immense Bolivian site is the rock face of an outcropping on a slant of 73 degrees, 80 meters high and 1.2 km long. There are more than 5,000 tracks of 294 different dinosaurs made during the second half of the Cretaceous period. [...] There is such an impressive amount of tracks that some of the researchers said this place seemed to be a dinosaurs’ dancefloor.

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hello I´m nelson de Bolivia, un saludo para todos comentarles q ya hay un parque cretacico en este lugar, los esperamos :):):):):):) desde Sucre Bolivia ;)
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Matt Damon should take Sarah Palin there so that she can see evidence of dinosaurs. Then maybe he won't be so scared of her. 'Course it would be a hell of a plane ride 'till they get there. Maybe fly in seperate planes.
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Kinda a random question, but what kinda event could've overturned ground that's no steeper than a 45* incline and made it currently parallel to the earth, while keeping the tracks intact? I know this wall would've had millions of years to have elevated itself from a floor, but, seriously? How did that happen?
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I've been there! My father's from Bolivia, and his family took us there the last time we visited. Notice those people at the bottom? Just imagine how big that is in real life.

It was originally a construction site. However, they had to stop when they found those tracks. :P
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