Boy Spots Rare, Perfectly Preserved ‘Jurassic’ Footprints

By | February 26, 2008

dinoprints.jpgAn 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?

One thought on “Boy Spots Rare, Perfectly Preserved ‘Jurassic’ Footprints

  1. IllyGilly

    haha i like the three-toed alien bit…seen the new videos of the “UFO” spotted over the dome of the rock? check it out, pretty interesting for someone who’s smart enough to believe that the universe is way too big for us to be the only life forms that have evolved into intelligent life forms and/or been created in seven(or six-whatever) days by a mythical old white dude with a depicted white beard…haha jk…but really…..

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