Dinosaurs lived millions years ago before any people. When some of them died, their bones were transformed into stone objects called fossils. By studying these fossils, we can find out what these animals looked like, what they ate and how they behaved.
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Where to Find Fossils
Though dinosaur fossils can appear on the top of the ground or stuck on the side of a hill, the best place to find them is at a museum where they are assembled into complete skeletons.
Every Dino Poops
One of the most common fossils is dinosaur poop, which looks just like that of any animal. These are called coprolites.
Some fossils were found with the impressions of feathers showing that dinosaurs are related to birds. Though some dinosaurs may have been able to fly, most used feathers to keep warm.
A trio of baby triceratops fossils were found together telling us that this species banded together in herds.
Carefully studying some fossilised dinosaur eggs shows that the hatchlings had no teeth. This means that their dinosaur mom had to feed and take care of them until they grew up.
Youngest Dinosaur Hunter
Three-year-old David Shiffler dug out a piece of a dinosaur egg with his toy backhoe while on a camping trip in New Mexico.