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Dinosaur excavation concluded at Highlands Ranch construction site
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.-- The excavation of Triceratops fossils at Wind Crest, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Highlands Ranch, has been completed, according to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. “We ended the dig with the excavation of a nicely preserved vertebra. The rule of thumb is to dig one meter around the last unearthed fossil and if no other fossils are found within that meter it is unlikely any others will be recovered,” said Tyler Lyson, the Museum’s curator of vertebrate paleontology. “We again express our sincere gratitude to the staff and residents of the Wind Crest community and to Brinkmann Constructors for allowing us to excavate the fossils. Thank you especially to the Erickson Living team for donating the fossils to the Museum.”