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Life Bounced Back After the Dinosaurs Perished

Smithsonian–September 16, 2016

Johnson wearing hat examines rock strata

Kirk Johnson at work at the Bowring Pit in the Denver Basin, where his research team studied the sedimentary rock site. (Photo by Rick Wicker)

The devastation was immediate, catastrophic and widespread, but plants and mammals were quick to take over. Read more from Smithsonian.com