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They Were On A Construction Site When They Made A 66 Million-Year-Old Discovery

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

It’s hard to believe but there are skeptics out there who don't believe that dinosaurs once roamed the planet.

For reasons Biblical and otherwise, some people just don't buy it. But since there's that whole "physical evidence" thing, I'm inclined to believe the scientists who say these giants did, in fact, walk the Earth.

And I feel like these construction workers are with me on that. What they found on the job one day is truly incredible.

As construction workers prepared for a building project in Thorton, Colorado, they unearthed the skeletal remains of a triceratops.

Eager to examine the find, paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science made their way to the construction site to lend a hand.

Museum curator Joe Sertich said that this is one of only three triceratops skulls to be found in the Front Range area.

Unlike most fossils from that region, this particular skeleton appeared to be at least 66 million years old.

Construction in the area has been halted as scientists continue to dig up the fossils and search for more.

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(Via USA Today)

If things like this happened to me at work, I'd be a pretty happy camper. Pretty cool, right?

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