Construction workers discover rare dinosaur bones in Denver area

Triceratops bones in Colorado.

The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.

What’s a bit ironic is Denver Museum of Nature and Science curator Dr. Joe Sertich spent the summer in North Dakota looking for horned dinosaur fossils.

He rushed to the site when he heard there were bones much closer to home.

“As soon as I got on site I realized it was a pretty unusual dinosaur find, which are pretty unusual in the Denver area,” he said.

CBS Denver reports that the bones will be cast in plaster and burlap and transport them to the lab at the museum where it will take time to fully clean and preserve the bones.

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The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
The City of Thornton near the Denver area put out a video showing a construction crew discovered bones Monday while building a new public safety facility.
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