Morrison in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
What is the Historical Significance of this Site?
In 1987 the National Science Foundation funded research on the tracks by the University of Colorado at Denver Dinosaur Trackers Group, and in 1992 the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District funded excavations that uncovered many new tracks. This research taught us that ornithopod dinosaurs not only walked on their hind legs, as formerly believed, but also often walked on all fours, and often traveled in herds or social groups. Many such tracks found in these same rock layers to the north, and several hundred miles to the south, indicate large populations traveling or migrating along the shores
Erected by Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Paleontology • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 39° 40.823′ N, 105° 11.531′ W. Marker is in Morrison, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Alameda Parkway/Dinosaur Ridge, half a mile south of South Rooney Road (County Road 53), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located just south of the Dinosaur Track Site on Dinosaur Ridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morrison CO 80465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theropod Track (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrison Fossil Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Late Jurassic Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Deformation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brontosaur Bulges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Volcanic Ash (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rocky Mountains (approx. ¼ mile away); Bone Deposition (approx. ¼ mile away).
Also see . . .
1. Dinosaur Track Discoveries: Alameda Parkway, 1937(Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Harvey C. Markman. Harvey C. Markman was a well-rounded naturalist who in 1919 started his career at the Colorado Museum of Natural History, the original name of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, as a handyman and served as Curator of Geology and Paleontology from 1936 until his retirement in 1954. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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