Making hay from old bones: Outback digs driving golden age of paleo-tourism

A statue of a dinosaur in front of a museum
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Reception Centre with a bronze sculpture of Australovenator wintonensis, a medium-sized carnivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period. Credit: Museumservices via Wikimedia Commons.

Fossil finds are on the rise in Australia. Seems every other week someone trips over an old bone or turns up a funny looking rock of immense importance to science. Why are we finding so many? And why now? Importantly, where are the must-see fossil and dinosaur spots?

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