About Cal Orcko
Other, Unclassified Objects, Interesting Places, Historic Object
Cal Orcko is a paleontological site in Bolivia with a steep wall with thousands of dinosaur foot prints in it. it is situated near the city of Sucre. The huge site is located on a cliff with a slope of 73 degrees, 80 meters (260 ft) high and 1,200 meters (3,900 ft) long. Foot prints of at least eight species of dinosaurs from upper cretaceous period are currently identified.
This enormous cliff was once a riverbed about 200 million years ago. But with the movement of tectonic plates under the Earth which are caused by liquid magma constatnly moving around, those same riverbeds have risen to become the steep cliffs we see today.