Raising the Titanosaur Giant


Raising the Titanosaur Giant.

Have scientists discovered the biggest animal to have ever walked the planet? Deep in a South American desert, a giant is being awakened after 101 million years of sleep. Paleontologists have discovered a giant femur – the largest dinosaur bone that has ever been unearthed. Another 200 bones from the same species have also been discovered. Sir David Attenborough will guide us through the remarkable journey of waking the giant as it happens – connecting the dots, translating the paleo jargon and explaining the revelations using living examples, other dinosaur discoveries and CGI visuals. As a finale, he will unveil the completed giant.

Great segment from PBS/Nature. You can see how scientists work at fossil dig sites, prepare fossil bones, and even scan them for 3-D analysis. They made casts of the original bones, and so the titanosaur is also on display at the American Museum of Natural History.

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