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Right! Dinosaurs lived within the Mesozoic era, so rocks dating from this period are likely to contain their fossils.

diagram of mesozoic era The Mesozoic era is made up of three periods: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. Dinosaurs appeared in the late Triassic period and died out at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Now you know what to dig: sedimentary rock from the Mesozoic era. But, how about where you dig? A map sure would be handy. Click on the map you think will show you where to find these rocks:

  1. Road map
  2. Land-use map
  3. Geologic map

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