Colorado Getting World Wide Recognition For Fossil Find
Colorado Springs Colorado is getting some extra attention due to a find of skull and flower fossils found on the east side of town. The fossils from 66 million years ago open a window to the time during the K-T Extinction Event according to Paleontologist Tyler Lyson.
The find has garnered a lengthy article in the magazine "Science", an exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as well as a documentary. The K-T Extinction Event is called so because it took place between the Cretaceous (K) and Tertiary (T) time periods, wiping out three-quarters of all life on earth including the dinosaurs.
According to the KKTV News website, the find actually happened three years ago but was kept a secret, so they could present all of their findings at once.