We celebrated with a cake on the 20th- jubilee excavation of the Hungarian Dinosaur Expedition.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 20th anniversary excavation had to be postponed.
We will also switch to measuring the finds with GPS at a smaller site above the main site.
A record number of fossil were found.
The screen washing were given a lot of emphasis.
This year the weather was very variable during the excavation.
The excavation is 15 years old in this year.
We organized the first dinoexpo and it was a great success.
With the new „step by step” method, we could get more information about the taphonomy of the fossils.
We measured the location of every bone and coprolite.
Discovery of the sisth and seventh skeleton of Hungarosaurus (left); the upper arm bone of an other, second type of armored dinosaur (Struthiosaurus).
Bad weather was very frequent in this year.
The team and invited members of the 10 years ceremony.
Lower jaw of Iharkutosuchusmakadii with teeth.
Discovery of the firs bone of Ajkaceratops kozmai.
The firs bone of Ajkaceratops kozmai.
Removing of the overburden just ended: 5000 m2 of potential area is waiting for us.
Bakonyi Bauxitbánya Ltd. and Geovolán Ltd. Started to remove the approximately 60.000 m3 overburden above the 5000 m2 potential area.
In this year Sebastian Apesteguía joined to the team.
The discovery of the fifth skeleton of Hungarosaurus that includes also the nicely preserved lower two jaws.
The canyon between the holes of the bauxite lens of Németbánya II and III existed only for a very short time
Tamás Makádi discovered the most complete, holotype skull of Iharkutosuchusmakadii (left); the skull after preparation (upper right); reconstruction of Iharkutosuchusmakadii with a turtle (right down).
Drilling was essential to detect the depth and extension of the potential, bone-yielding beds.
László Makádi has discovered and prepares the most complete, holotype mandible of Bakonydracogalaczi.
Discovery of the fourth skeleton of Hungarosaurus.
Excavation of the second (holotype) skeleton of Hungarosaurus.
The sz-4 locality under water.
Discovery of the second (holotype) skeleton of Hungarosaurus.
On the basis of a bone map made on the field we reconstructed the position of the bones in the case of the second (holotype) skeleton of Hungarosaurus.
Discoverers of the Iharkút vertebrate site: András Torma and Attila Ősi.
The first dinosaur body fossil from Hungary: a tooth of an herbivorous dinosaur.
One of the first bones discovered by our research team in Cretaceous sediments (Ajka Coal Formation): a fragmentary vertebra of a mosasaur.