Construction Inspection Uncovers Dinosaur Discovery

November 21, 2017

One of the most complete triceratops skeletons ever found was uncovered last summer by the watchful eye of Dan Wagner, engineering technician in Terracon’s Denver office. While Dan was working on site, inspecting drilled piers, he noticed something out of the ordinary, grabbed a shovel, and discovered a bone. “Right away, the initial reaction was, ‘Wow look at that; that really could be a dinosaur,'” said Dan.

One bone became a handful, and soon, the remains of the 66-million-year-old triceratops were brought to the surface. The skeleton will become part of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s permanent collection with Dan and other construction team members being noted for their role in the find as part of the display.

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