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The Mystery of the Cleveland Lloyd Quarry

Lesson

Learn about the Cleveland Lloyd Quarry and why it is so unusual. Then answer the discussion questions.

Recommended For

High School

Goals

  • Learn about how science works
  • Practice critical thinking

Materials

Potential Discussion Questions

  • What’s unique about the Cleveland Lloyd Quarry?
  • What do you think is the most likely reason for so many Allosaurus to be fossilized together in one spot? Here are the four current hypotheses:
    • Bloat and float
    • Predator trap
    • Drought
    • Poison
  • Do you think all the Allosaurus died together or that their bones accumulated at the quarry. Why or why not?