Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:49AM
Drew Wolfe

College Student Discovers 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull

"As a child, Harrison Duran would visit the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, captivated by the fossils preserved in asphalt. Now 23, Duran is responsible for his own fossil discovery: the 65-million-year-old partial skull of a triceratops."

"In June, the University of California, Merced student participated in a paleontology dig with Michael Kjelland, a biology professor at Mayville State University of North Dakota. The two met at a conference and began a mentor-mentee relationship – now, Duran is an intern at Kjelland's nonprofit group, Fossil Excavators."

"Duran's account isn't too far off from the action-movie plot the name Fossil Excavators evokes."

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