Maragua Depression, a time machine to the Cretaceous in Bolivia

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 November 2021 at 22:50:36 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 09 December 2021 at 22:50:36 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 21 December 2021 at 22:50:35 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 June 2022 at 14:27:31 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Land, geology, tourism, UNESCO World Heritage tentative list, Bolivia
Fig. 1 - S2 (29.06.2022) / S1 (27.11.2021-21.12.2021) - Maragua is located 70 km from Sucre, the historical capital of Bolivia.
Maragua lies on a syncline that constitutes an impressive geological formation corresponding to the Mesozoic era of the Cretaceous period.
Fig. 2 - S2 (29.06.2022) / COP-DEM - Fossilized traces of dinosaurs are available in the upper layers of depression.
The site contains numerous tracks and remains of dinosaurs: traces corresponding to a theropod of enormous size; the trace of an ankylosaur calf; a pit that could be a nest or a dinosaur wallow; the skull and jaw of a Cretaceous crocodile about 67-70 million years old.