Dinosaur Discoveries in North America

Early Dinosaur History in the United States

Where were the first dinosaur footprints found in the United States?

The first dinosaur footprints in the United States were found in 1800 by Pliny Moody (a student at Williams College) on his farm in Connecticut. Even though each footprint was about 1 foot (0.3 meters) long, scientists from Yale and Harvard Universities theorized that the dinosaur prints were the “footprints of Noah’s Raven,” in reference to the great flood from the Bible.


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