Could it be possible that in some remote locations of the world, a number of dinosaurs escaped the mysterious, mass extinction?
Scientists believe that the modern chicken and other birdlife evolved from dinosaurs (an interesting experiment to reverse engineer a dinosaur from a chicken is currently underway LINK) suggesting therefore that dinosaurs, on some evolutionary scale have walked alongside humans.
In 2000, incredibly, divers first caught sight of a living dinosaur – the coelacanth – a species of fish that was thought to have become extinct 70 million years ago LINK , survival for 360 million years on the earth (interestingly, with very little evolutionary progression).
Dinosaurs are thought to have become extinct approximately 65.5 million years ago.
The first genus of primitive ape ancestor is thought to have emerged about 23 million years ago – homo erectus emerging around 1.6 – 1.8 million years ago LINK – and homo sapiens (with modern human features) bursting onto the scene around a mere 130,000 years ago. The time lines are subject to change – based upon new discoveries (as the above link demonstrates).
The first modern human civilization is said to have emerged in ancient Sumer (the cradle of civilization) 8000 years ago.
And yet… there are a few artifacts which suggest that humans and dinosaurs did co-exist.
Deep within the Cambodian jungle, looking like a set from Tomb Raider is the amazing Ta Prohm temple – built around 1185 AD. Carved into the stone – is what appears to be a stegosaurus ! Many argue that this is a merely a rhino with the sun, or foliage behind it – this leaves the whole debate open to personal interpretation.
Another interesting case is the Ica Stones of Peru. See my Ica Stones article.
In the 1930’s, a large number of stones were discovered, tomb markers in Ica Peru – these are known as the Ica Burial Stones. Bearing no organic material, they are difficult to date – they are however believed to be between 500 and 1500 years old. Many of the stones show scenes of everyday life – however some had images of anatomically recognisable dinosaurs, Triceratops and Stegosaurus (shown below)
The article on scienceray by s hayes also cites the Acambaro figurines.Â Image from bible.ca:
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