Dinosaur tracks on the A16 route,
by David Garbutt, Switzerland
In the footsteps we could fit you, you were small how things have changed. They walked the shore their children following how things have changed. They stepped in mud long before the meteor how things have changed. We squat here touching their footprints long passed by how things have changed. Dried sea—sunk to rock that family—sunk in time white-sunken-crushed-shells risen high rock—for a motorway laid bare— Packed gravel. Tarmac, Concrete. The Plasticene. So begins a new layer — that’s how things have changed.
“At times, we have had surfaces of up to 4,000-5,000 square metres [of footprints] which we could not move.
We have nevertheless saved a considerable part of these surfaces, for a total of about 1,000 square metres. Otherwise,
all dinosaur track sites were covered [by the motorway]. There is nothing visible remaining.” Swiss Info: Fossils vs
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