Usually, the greatests finds of archaeology and paleontology comes from amateurs and hobbysts. The latest example is from Switzerland, where an enthusiast found a large site with bones and remains of Plateosaurus, a prehistoric herbivore. Reuters reports:

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ZURICH (Reuters) –
An amateur paleontologist in Switzerland
may have unearthed Europe‘s largest dinosaur mass grave after
he dug up the remains of two Plateosaurus.
The dinosaurs’ bones came to light during house-building in
the village of Frick, near the German border.
“A hobby paleontologist looked at a construction site for a
house and happened to discover the bones,” said Monica Ruembeli
from the Frick dinosaur museum.
The finds show that an area known for Plateosaurus finds
for decades may be much larger than originally thought.
“It could be that the area extends for 1.5 kilometers (0.9
miles) and in that case, you could certainly say it’s the
biggest site in Europe,” said Martin Sander, a dinosaur
paleontologist at the university of Bonn in Germany.

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