Braving challenges en route their fossil-finding mission in Antarctica, a team of international scientists recently unearthed a treasure trove of dinosaur remains that date back 70 million years! The archaeologists, after overcoming the many difficulties of their tour, unearthed ancient fossils of dinosaurs, birds, and marine animals that walked the earth so many moons ago.
It wasn’t an easy trip to the remotest place on earth. To reach Antarctica, the scientists literally survived a gruelling five-day trip through the Drake Passage, known for the roughness of its eaters. After literally surviving the violent seas, the fossil-hunters set up base with the help of helicopters and inflatable boats.
The team spent five weeks on the James Ross Island located on the Antarctic Peninsula. They camped on Vega island and hiked over 10 km every day to reach their excavation site.
The archaeologists unearthed more than a tonne of fossils that lived during the late Cretaceous Period. The stash discovered will take them years to catalogue and research. For the time being, however, the fossils will be taken to Chile and then to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History.