Dinosaur Plateau

Dinosaur Plateau

One of Turkmenistan’s more unusual sights. The inclined plateau, some 500m long and 200m wide, was found by scientists in the early 1980s to contain more than 400 footprints of dinosaurs. The three-toed prints make clearly visible depressions in the surface of the limestone. The largest footprints reach diameters of up to 80cm, with the dinosaur step length reaching around 1.5m. Smaller dinosaurs wandered across the plateau too, their tracks the size of a human shoe. Dinosaur footprints have been discovered at other locations in the Kugitang Mountains too, more than 2,500 in total, dating from the Jurassic period.

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