Google doodle honours Joseph Tyrrell, who discovered dinosaur bones in Alberta

Canada Science

Thursday’s Google doodle features a man standing among large dinosaur bones in the Alberta Badlands.

It’s in honour of Joseph Burr Tyrrell, who was born 160 years ago in Weston, Ont.

Tyrrell, who died in 1957 at the age of 98, was a Canadian geologist, cartographer and mining consultant.

He discovered coal deposits and dinosaur bones in southeastern Alberta.

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The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alta., is named in his honour.

Google says on its site that doodles are changes made to the usual Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.

Watch – May 26, 2018: Food critic and Eat North co-founder Dan Clapson joins Global News Morning to talk about a unique dining experience if you’re visiting dinosaurs in Drumheller this summer.

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