Tuesday, 12 June 2012

What Does the Dinosaurs' Typical Death Position Tell Us?

In the Natural History Museum in London, an Edmontosaurus is depicted in a dinosaur’s typical death position.

Joel Kontinen

Many dinosaur fossils have their head stretched backwards as though huge waves had beaten against the animal at its last moments in life.

The position is so common that museums and publications refer to it as the death position. The most logical explanation is that a dinosaur that died with its head stretched far back met its end in the Flood of Noah’s time.