For fifteen years, the Carmen Funes Museum, located in Plaza Huincul, Neuquen Province, supported one researcher, its director, Rodolfo Coria; now there are six permanent researchers and plans for more.
A hundred million years ago the carnivorous Mapusaurus roamed outside present-day Plaza Huincul. Named after the indigenous Mapuche word for earth, Mapusaurus was at least forty feet long and had a head twice the size of Tyrannosaurus rex.
The other deals with Laura, an unemployed 44-year-old mother of three, and her part in la pueblada, "a protest in which thousands of residents of Cutral-co and Plaza Huincul
, two oil towns in the southern province of Neuquen, barricaded the national and provincial roads, effectively isolating both towns, in June 1996" (pp.
Coria and his colleagues at the Carmen Funes Museum in Plaza Huincul
, Argentina, first uncovered bones of Giganotosaurus in 1993 and estimated the dinosaur's length as 41 feet (SN: 9/23/95, p.
Coria of the Carmen Funes Museum in Plaza Huincul
and Leonardo Salgado of the National University of Comahue in Neuquen have named the toothy beast Giganotosaurus carolinii.