Stumbling over dinosaur fossils in outback Queensland

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How many more fossils are we yet to discover? 

You might not be aware, but there’s a stretch of land in outback Queensland that’s a hotspot for some really old dinosaur remains.

Every living thing that’s ever existed could leave a fossil and advances in technology mean we’re starting to discover a whole lot more of them.  

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Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Evrim Yazgin about uncovering fossils in 2022 and the farmers, to this day, stumbling over dinosaur bones in outback Australia. 

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