A friend kindly writes to mention that a recent paper addresses a different huge dino-catastrophe:
“Everyone wants to know how thousands of bones ended up in one location. We are finally able to give them a scientific explanation,” shares Dr. Wood. “This paper will change how bonebeds are studied and remain important for years to come. It already has close to 3,000 views on PLOS One’s website, which is crazy!”
The paper covers the method used for excavation and details the types of bones that have been found on the Hanson Ranch bonebed. Because of the large number of recovered fossils, there is now deeper insight into how so many bones ended up in one location. The authors hypothesize that all of the dinosaurs excavated from the main bonebeds were killed in one catastrophic aquatic event and subsequently relocated by a secondary event. Similar bonebeds deposited by flood events have also been documented in Canada.“Southwestern Adventist University Professors Publish Cutting-Edge Research Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal” at AdventistToday.org (December 28, 2020)
Note: “Taphonomy is the study of what animals were doing when they died, how they died and what happened after they died. High-precision GPS equipment is used to catalog the location of every bone to within a centimeter to learn more about how the bones ended up in their final locations.” Almost spooky.
The paper is here.