Saturday, October 12, 2013

Actor Dan Aykroyd Digging for Fossils

Here is an embedded video from 2011 showing Canadian comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd digging for fossils in the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Bonebed of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. He uncovers a skull though not quite of a dinosaur. It also shows Dan's daughters participating in the uncovering of dinosaur fossils in support of the future Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. The museum is slated to be opened in December 2014.

Learn more from the next video showing a 2011 fundraiser for this museum. What is interesting is the statement that they are finding 200-300 dinosaur fossils per square meter. The fossils are estimated to be about 70 million years old from the Late Cretaceous Period. They are exploring the Wapiti Formation which spans about 12 million years of earth history.

Here is a link to a very nice web site for Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.