Rare Triceratops Fossil Discovered by Construction Crew
During construction for a new fire and police station in the town of Thornton, Colorado, labor crews stumbled upon a rare find August 25: a triceratops skeleton.
The construction crew quickly alerted the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and by August 28, Joe Sertich, the museum's curator of dinosaurs, confirmed that the fossil indeed belonged to a triceratops. Construction has since been halted so that museum staff can look for any remaining bones.
Many of the fossils found in this region can be dated to the Ice Age. Thus, it's not uncommon for paleontologists to unearth fossils from animals like mammoths and camels that once lived in North America. A triceratops, however, is a much rarer find. The fossil