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A Clever Way to Figure Out How Dinosaurs Really Walked (Video)

A Clever Way to Figure Out How Dinosaurs Really Walked (Video)

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Dec. 12 2014 2:06 PM

Walking With Dinosaurs

To figure out how dinosaurs really moved, we have to recreate their footprints.

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Dinosaur footprints tell us a lot about their mobility, but the fossilized tracks were made by moving feet on dynamic terrain—not ideal for determining how they walked. A clever study in PNAS found a way around that.