Dinosaurs: The Hunt For Life

Follow palaeontologist Dr Mary Schweitzer as she sets out to find fossilized dinosaur DNA.

The hunt for life within the long-dead bones of dinosaurs may sound like the stuff of Hollywood fantasy, but one woman has found traces of life within the fossilised bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. 

Mary has seen the remains of red blood cells and touched the soft tissue of an animal that died 68 million years ago.

Most excitingly of all, she believes she may just have found signs of fossilized dinosaur DNA.

This dinosaur DNA could unlock secrets of our planet’s prehistoric past and revolutionize our understanding of dinosaurs.

Is Mary on the brink of a paleontological breakthrough? Dinosaurs: The Hunt For Life investigates.

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Dinosaurs: The Hunt For Life
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  • Release date2013
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)David Stewart
  • Part of the seriesHorizon