One of France’s Largest Dinosaur Fossil Deposits Found in the Charente Region

The first excavations at the Audoin quarries in the town of Angeac, in the Charente region of south-western France, have confirmed that the site is one of the richest dinosaur fossil deposits in the country. Coordinated by the Musée d’Angoulême and the Géosciences Rennes laboratory (CNRS / Université de Rennes 1), the project involved researchers from CNRS and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (French Natural History Museum). With more than 400 bones brought to light, this site is remarkable both for the quantity of discoveries and their state of preservation.

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