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Students inspect a T-Rex Jawbone

The pictured artefact is a cast of the lower jaw bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The real bone is approximately 65 million years old. It was dated using Carbon 14 dating technique and was found in the ‘badlands’ of South Dakota in the USA.  It is thought that the bone is of an adolescent T-Rex which shows that adults can be up to twice as large as this one.

This bone, which was leant to FHS by Paul Williams was used in numerous lessons about evolution, the extinction of the dinosaurs and even mastication!

Cian in 7S said ‘We are so lucky to be able to experience this in FHS, we thank Mr Williams for the opportunity and want to hear more from Mr. Hickey about the extinction of the dinosaurs!’

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