Red Dead Redemption 2 dinosaur bones locations: How to find all 30 across the map

When you first find this unusual side quest, you'd be forgiven for wondering if you're still in Red Dead Redemption 2 or if you've stumbled into some sort of new Jurassic Park game instead. If you look around the area southeast of Horseshoe Overlook, it's likely you'll bump into flustered paleontologist Deborah MacGuiness, which will allow you to start the 'A Test of Faith' stranger mission. This involves hunting down all 30 of the Red Dead Redemption 2 dinosaur bones, which is basically doing her job for her. Still, if you want to take a break from all that outlawing then there's worse things you could be doing with your time than tracking down a slice of ancient history.

Want to hunt some Red Dead Redemption 2 legendary animals that are still alive? Then check out our guide or the video walkthrough below:

Find every bone for her, and you’ll be rewarded with an extra special knife. Happy hunting!

Spoiler warning: The last eight bones are located in a spoilery part of the map that you likely won’t be able to fully access until you reach the game’s epilogue. If you’ve not reached that point in the story yet, you might want to stop at bone 22 for the time being.

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Bone 1

Bone the first can be found a little south of Dewberry Creek, in Lemoyne. You can find it bedded into the banks of a shallow ravine.


Bone 2

Located north of the last bone in Dewberry Creek, on the banks of a dried-up river.


Bone 3

Can be found east of Flatneck Station, on the slopes of a grassy hill.


Bone 4

This bone sits on a hill in the shadow of a rocky outcrop, situated to the northeast of Flatneck Station.


Bone 5

Slap bang in the middle of The Heartlands. Find the gold-digging site, then take the ladder down to find the bone at the bottom of the cave.


Bone 6

Northeast of Heartland Overflow lake, near some bushes at the top of a hill.


Bone 7

A slightly tricky one this, as you have to climb down the rocky banks of the Kamassa River. Better leave your horse - no bone is worth snapping your steed’s neck over.


Bone 8

To the east of Butcher Creek, in the heart of the forest. Use your Eagle Eye vision to spot it among all the thick trees.


Bone 9

A little south of Brandywine Drop, buried among some autumnal leaves.


Bone 10

This boney bad boy sits on a hill near the rail bridge to the west of Roanoke Valley.

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