Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dinosaur Footprints in Casera Casavento

On the morning of September 30, 1994, a group of students visiting the Parco Naturale Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane discovered by chance the first fossil footprints of the "Dinosaur of the Park." They were imprinted on a Dolomitic boulder dating back to the Triassic period, that is more than 200 million years ago. The dinosaur footprints found in the Main Dolomia of the Dolomites open a very interesting issue, since their discovery demonstrates without a doubt that the presence of the dinosaurs in the Italian peninsula was not occasional as it was always thought to be. The footprints, which have been found in Casera Casavento, can be observed on a boulder situated in the nearby stream called Ciol de Ciasavent.

To see all our pictures of the Dinosaur Footprints and Italian fall colors, click here.