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Where Do Dinosaur
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How are dinosaur tracks made?
starts with a dinosaur stepping in some mud. This leaves an impression
of the dinosaur's foot in the mud. That's shown by the white area
below this dinosaur's foot. (We did not have a picture of a dinosaur
actually stepping in mud - sorry. Please imagine mud under this
This leaves an indentation in the ground.
layer of sediment then flows over the footprint and fills it in,
as shown to the right. The light colored brown is the original mud
with the footprint. The dark brown is the new layer of sediment
that fills in the footprint.
Over time the sediment hardens and becomes rock, somewhat in the
same way cement hardens. It actually does not even take millions
time later a human comes along, digs in the ground and splits the
two layers of sediment. The result is two impressions of the footprint.
There is the impressed track (the lower one) and the raised track
(the upper one).
The parts of the footprint do not always split exactly between
the two layers of sediment. It may split too high or too low. This
decreases the detail that can be seen and thus the quality of the
track. How the rock splits cannot be controlled. This makes tracks
in which the rock splits in the perfect location very rare, and
thus they cost more.
Dinosaur tracks for sale.