An eight-year-old boy has impressed experts by finding a set of dinosaur footprints on a beach which date back an incredible 160 million years.Rhys Nichols was strolling along the sands with dad Richard when he spotted the perfectly preserved nine-inch prints on a rock.
The clever schoolboy immediately realised they could be from a dinosaur – and experts have hailed the find, believing they are the mark of a plant-eating iguanodon creature which roamed the area during the Jurassic era.
Archaeologist Will Watts, of Scarborough Museums Trust, said: “This is a great find as dinosaur prints are not normally that clear.
“We think they are probably from a plant-eating dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic period, which would make the prints about 160 million years old.
“Looking at the size of the prints, the dinosaur was probably the same size as Rhys.
Source: The Mail
How did they determine the age of the prints? How do they know these are not modern three-toed reptilian aliens whose feet cause dirt to age by millions of years where ever they step?