The Fall Of The Dinosaurs: Sir David Attenborough’s latest film to unravel mysteries of dinosaurs

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New Delhi Updated: Jan 18, 2022, 09:41 PM(IST)

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The hills that will be dug for the feature are considered a prehistoric graveyard known as Tanis. It contains fossilised creatures dating back 66 million years.

Love to know the story of dinosaurs? Sir David Attenborough is here to bring a new feature film ‘The Fall of the Dinosaurs’, that will unearth a dig site hidden in the hills of North Dakota – that will unravel some mysteries related to the now-extinct animals. 

It will be a BBC1, PBS and France Televisions venture. 

The hills that will be dug for the feature are considered a prehistoric graveyard known as Tanis. It contains fossilised creatures dating back 66 million years. In the feature, Attenborough will examine some of these findings with experts.

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Led by palaeontologist Robert DePalma, a team has for three years been carrying out cutting-edge visualisation and scanning techniques to reveal these fossilised secrets and find out what happened the day an asteroid hit the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Talking of the feature, he said, “Dinosaurs were nature’s most extraordinary creatures, dominating the planet for over 150 million years before they became extinct. Tanis could be a place where the remains can give us an unprecedented window into the lives of the very last dinosaurs, and a minute-by-minute picture of what happened when the asteroid hit.”

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