Wednesday, February 15, 2006

 

Fossil to be saved from melting ice

Neuquen, Feb 14: Archaeologists in the southern Argentine province of Neuquen are rushing to remove dinosaur bones from an excavation site before water levels rise in a nearby lake and flood the area.

The site is located on the northern coast of Lake Barreales, and experts fear that melting snow and ice on the nearby Andean mountains in the summer season may cause the water levels to rise and flood the area. As a result, a team of international archaeologists and paleontologists are working against the clock to save the fossils from the floods.

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