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The forgotten fossils: Huge deposit of bones discovered around tiny village in Bolivia… but locals are left to dig out remains with their bare hands

Near the town of Padilla, in central Bolivia, children play in a river beside the shell of an ancient glyptodont which sticks out of the ground nearby.

The earth around the tiny settlement is so rich with fossils that they have begun unearthing themselves after wind and rain eroded soil in the area.

Around 70 archaeological sites have been identified so far, but with little government funding it has been left up to university teams and amateurs to ensure the treasures are preserved..

read more The forgotten fossils: Huge deposit of bones discovered around tiny village in Bolivia… but locals are left to dig out remains with their bare hands | Daily Mail Online.

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This entry was posted on September 29, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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