Friday, February 19, 2010

Cal Orko – The Dinosaur Wall of Bolivia

A cement quarry near Sucre is home the world’s largest site of dinosaur tracks, known by the locals as Cal Orko.

More than 68 million years ago, thousands of dinosaurs flocked at Cal Orko (a lakeside in those times) in search of food and water. This explains the over 5,000 dinosaur tracks, laid in around 350 criss-cross trackways, on a crumbling wall. The most amazing thing about Cal Orko is it features footprints from 330 dinosaur species, from the Cretaceous, just before they went extinct.

The fascinating 70-degree rockface is a rather new discovery, found by Bolivian workers, in 1994. It stretches 1.5 kilometers in length and it’s 150 meters tall. Compared to other dinosaur track sites, on any other continent, Cal Orko is by far the biggest and most important.

Unfortunately, Cal Orko is in constant danger of crumbling and Bolivian authorities spend $30 million every year, to keep it in place. With all their efforts, part of the Dinosaur Wall has crumbled at the beginning of February, and with it about 300 footprints have been lost.

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Lone Wolf said...

And its on its side. I'd like to see a (young earth) creationist explain that.

Anonymous said...

I never knew that something like this existed. It is weird that it was found in 1994. What took them so long to find it?

Anonymous said...

@ Lone Wolf - stop being ignorant! Clearly there are vertical brownish lines indicating that liquid was still seeping from the sedimentary rock after the quarry water had evaporated. That's why no one discovered it until 1994. The prints were created underwater similar to how humans leaving their prints if they had been traversing the same quarry. That's the only logical explanation how anything or anyone could walk up a 70-degree wall. And another thing, where or what exactly were those missing prints located? By strategically eliminating these 'missing' prints any government could mislead anyone. Are there any articles from the workers who found it? No because you and I know the measures South American governments will take to cover up their unethical dealings. My question to you is...How would evolutionists represent (or misrepresent) it? :)