International Dinosaur Discoveries

Early Dinosaur History Outside the United States

Who wrote the earliest description of dinosaur bones?

The author’s name was Chang Qu. Around 300 B.C.E., he wrote about “dragon bones” found in Wucheng, China (now Sichuan Province). These bones were often ground up by the Chinese and used as medicine or for magical potions. More than 1,500 years later, these “dragon bones” would be recognized as dinosaur fossils.


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