The beginning of the dinosaur life was during the Triassic period when all of the Earth’s continents were joined together into a vast landmass. Dinosaurs dominated the Earth for 160 million years until the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction, which occurred approximately 65 million years ago. The cause of the dinosaur extinction is still a mystery and has become a widely debated topic in the science community. There are numerous proposed theories for the extinction, for example: An asteroid colli
Everyone who has a chance to visit the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum will be impressed with the stunning fossil replicas, fossil collections, exhibition and knowledge that are available in the Museum. Moreover, if you want to experience a closer investigation, you can drive to the excavation sites at Phu Wiang Natural Park that are close by. Here, there are a total of 9 excavation sites, 4 of which are open to visitors for a first hand investigation experience and close observation by simply walking
Hundreds of millions of years ago, there were many varieties of dinosaurs that lived and searched for food in primitive Thailand. Their bodies were buried and overtime those remains, which were underground, became fossils. Paleobiologists found fossilised bones of over 16 genera of dinosaurs in Thailand, in which 9 of them were discovered to be new dinosaur species of the world. These dinosaurs include: Isanosaurus attavipachi, a large quadruped herbivorous dinosaur with a long neck and ta
The first discovery of dinosaur fossils in Thailand was made in 1976 when the Department of Mineral Resources (Thailand) sent out a geological team to conduct a uranium survey in Phu Wiang District, Khon Kaen Province. The team discovered a large piece of fossilised bone at Pratu Ti Ma on the West Phu Wiang site. French paleobiologists verified that these fossilised remains were fragments of a prehistoric Sauropod dinosaur, which is a large herbivorous dinosaur first found in Thailand. This dis
Even though dinosaurs have been extinct from the Earth for millions of years, we can still learn about their different species from the fossilised remains left in the excavation sites. When a dinosaur died, most of its remains were decayed completely. By a small chance, however, given the right location and the right timing, some of the remains would be preserved as fossils. For example, dinosaurs that died in a river-edge beach were rapidly buried under sand or mud sediments; thus, were pro
Phu Wiang is a stomach-shaped mountain range that stretches from the North to the South. In the middle of the eastern side of Phu Wiang is an inland basin surrounded by a ring of mountains with an elevated flat-top called a tableland. The geology of the Phu Wiang Mountains is classified as non-marine Mesozoic rocks in the Korat Group, of which the strata was initiated in the time of the Jurassic Era. Other groups of the same geological time are Nam Phong, Phu Kradueng, Phra Wihan, Sao Khua, Ph