Research history timeline

2020

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 20th anniversary excavation had to be postponed.

2019

We will also switch to measuring the finds with GPS at a smaller site above the main site.

2018

A record number of fossil were found.

2017

The screen washing were given a lot of emphasis.

2016

This year the weather was very variable during the excavation.

2015

The excavation is 15 years old in this year.

2014

We organized the first dinoexpo and it was a great success.

2013

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.

2012

Discovery of the sisth and seventh skeleton of Hungarosaurus (left); the upper arm bone of an other, second type of armored dinosaur (Struthiosaurus).

2011

Bad weather was very frequent in this year.

2010

The team and invited members of the 10 years ceremony.

Lower jaw of Iharkutosuchus makadii with teeth.

2009

Discovery of the firs bone of Ajkaceratops kozmai.

The firs bone of Ajkaceratops kozmai.

2008

Removing of the overburden just ended: 5000 m2 of potential area is waiting for us.

2007

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.

2006

The discovery of the fifth skeleton of Hungarosaurus that includes also the nicely preserved lower two jaws.

2005

The canyon between the holes of the bauxite lens of Németbánya II and III existed only for a very short time

2004

Tamás Makádi discovered the most complete, holotype skull of Iharkutosuchus makadii (left); the skull after preparation (upper right); reconstruction of Iharkutosuchus makadii with a turtle (right down).

Drilling was essential to detect the depth and extension of the potential, bone-yielding beds.

2003

László Makádi has discovered and prepares the most complete, holotype mandible of Bakonydraco galaczi.

Discovery of the fourth skeleton of Hungarosaurus.

2002

Excavation of the second (holotype) skeleton of Hungarosaurus.

The sz-4 locality under water.

2001

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.

2000

Discoverers of the Iharkút vertebrate site: András Torma and Attila Ősi.

The first dinosaur body fossil from Hungary: a tooth of an herbivorous dinosaur.

1999

One of the first bones discovered by our research team in Cretaceous sediments (Ajka Coal Formation): a fragmentary vertebra of a mosasaur.