Ramallah (QNN)- A Palestinian researcher from Al Quds University has discovered footprints of herbivore dinosaurs that lived during the Lower Cretaceous in Palestine, a discovery which is the first of its kind in the Levant and Northern Arabia, according to the official website of the university.
The cutting-edge discovery was made by the professor at the Department of Geography and City Studies Prof. Abdullah Oweis and published in the Multi-Knowledge Electronic Comprehensive Journal For Education And Science Publications (MECSJ).
The discovery dates back to October 2019, when researchers discovered footprints of a dinosaur in a private property in Al Bireh, Ramallah. They found out that the discovered footprints are of a herbivore dinosaur that lived during the Albian stage of the Lower Cretaceous.
Oweis stated that the dinosaur belongs to the large dinosaurs, making the discovery of great importance at the global and local levels and doubling on Palestine’s cultural and tourism significance, according to Oweis.
Oweis said that he worked in very hard conditions with the spread of the coronavirus. He added that he is working on a joint project with experts in fossils from German universities to conduct deeper research.