(FOX NEWS) – For some it is the find of the century, but not for others. At least not yet.
An extraordinary site discovered in North Dakota in the US is said to house a treasure trove of fossils that struck 66 million years ago with a meteor impact that triggered a tsunami-like wave inland, fish, mammals, insects, and killed and buried a dinosaur.
The devastating event created a fossilized cemetery, preserving ancient animals and ruins from space rock that provide insight into the events in minutes and hours. Probably the most important mass extinction in the history of the earth.
At least this is the theory.
Since 2013, a paleontologist named Robert DePalma, a doctoral student at the University of Kansas, is working at his site. Although simplified, the above theory is the way in which he understood the life-changing post he stumbled upon.