Palaeontology research and its application as cultural tourism in Aragon (Spain)

José Ignacio Canudo

Abstract

The focus of the work undertaken by the research group Aragosaurus-IUCA of the University of Zaragoza is on fossil vertebrates, including in particular dinosaurs and large vertebrates from the Pleistocene of Aragon (Spain). These fossils are very attractive for the general public, and the localities where they have been found have thus shown great interest in exploiting them for the purposes of tourism. An account is given of three distinct projects in which the group has taken part, providing scientific information to draw attention to the localities where the fossils were found: the “Last Dinosaurs of Europe” at Arén (Huesca), the “Tella Cave Bear” (Huesca), and the Satellite Centres of Dinópolis (Teruel). In each case the uniqueness of the fossils from the locality in question has been highlighted.


Keywords

Fossil vertebrates; Aragon; Popularization; Tourism

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