|Dinosaur footprints in Morija, Lesotho|
200 million years ago Lesotho, like much of the world, was home to dinosaurs. There is even a dinosaur named after Lesotho: the Lesothosaurus. This dinosaur was a small, agile, herbivore, traveled on two legs, and would have been about thigh high on an adult human.
Thanks to a geography that includes a lot of visible rock formations, fossilized footprints are scattered throughout the country today.
Over the last six months, I have finally had the opportunity to visit two of these sites.
|Somewhere up there are some dinosaur footprints...|
The first of these adventures was in Morija, a village in Maseru district. Along with three fellow PCVs, we set out early on a Saturday morning in April, mostly to beat the sunny heat. From my friends' house, it was a vertical climb to reach the prints. As it was late autumn, we were under constant attack by my least favorite thing about Lesotho--a weed called Blackjack that clings to clothing.