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There is a long established and almost
universally accepted belief that the age
of the plant-eating dinosaur came to
an end somewhere between 65.5 and
66 million years ago.
There continues to be speculation as
to why this should have come about,
but one of the favourite explanations
is that debris from a giant meteorite
impact blocked out the sun and caused
extreme climatic conditions, killing off
Researchers from the University of
Alberta have cast shadow of doubt
on this timescale after they examined
a fossilised hadrosaur bone that was
discovered in New Mexico.
Investigation indicated that this femur bone is only 64.8 million
years old. If this is correct, it means that 700,000 years after the
mass extinction event that many palaeontologists believed was
responsible for wiping all non-avian dinosaurs off the face of the
earth, this particular plant eater was still alive and kicking.
University of Alberta researcher Dr Larry Heaman of the Department
of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and his colleagues used a new direct-dating method called uranium-lead (U-Pb) dating. This process uses a laser beam to unseat minute particles of the fossil, which then undergo isotopic analysis.
The advantage of this new technique is that not only does it determine the age of the fossil bone, but potentially it can also distinguish the type of food the dinosaur was eating. Living bone contains very low levels of uranium, but during fossilisation, which typically occurs less than 1000 years after death, bone is enriched in elements like uranium.
Over a period of time the uranium atoms in bone spontaneously decay to lead and once fossilisation is complete, the uranium-lead clock starts ticking. The isotopic composition of lead determined in the hadrosaur's femur bone is therefore a measure of its absolute age.
The generally accepted way of dating dinosaur fossils is to use a technique known as relative chronology. The fossil's age is estimated relative to the known age of layers of sediment above and below the fossil-bearing horizon. However, is not easy to get an accurate age for sedimentary rocks and this weakness is compounded by the fact that fossils may have moved as a result of erosion or a number of other factors.
Dr Heaman and his research colleagues say that there could be a number of reasons why the hadrosaur survived while other dinosaurs didn't. For instance it is possible that in some areas the vegetation was not completely wiped out, allowing a number of hadrosaur species to hang on for a little longer.
Another suggestion is that dinosaur eggs might have been able to survive during periods of extreme climatic conditions and researchers say that is an area well worth exploring.
But maybe the hadrosaurs didn't last for longer; Dr Heaman and his colleagues believe that when more fossil samples are tested with the new uranium-lead dating technique it is extremely likely that the traditional date of the mass extinction of dinosaurs will have to be revised. (Extract from Earth Times)
Cabrera's fraudulent stones
In 1973 Uschuya confirmed that he had forged the stones he gave to Cabrera during an interview with Erich von Däniken, copying the images from comic books, text books and magazines but later recanted that claim during an interview with a German journalist, saying that he had claimed they were a hoax to avoid imprisonment for selling archaeological artifacts. In 1977, during the BBC documentary Pathway to the Gods, Uschuya produced an Ica stone with a dentist's drill and claimed to have produced the patina by baking the stone in cow dung. The Ica stones achieved popular interest when Cabrera abandoned his medical career and opened a museum to feature several thousand of the stones in 1996.
That same year, another BBC documentary was released with a skeptical analysis of Cabrera's stones, and the newfound attention to the phenomenon prompted Peruvian authorities to arrest Uschuya, as Peruvian law prohibits the sales of archaeological discoveries. Uschuya recanted his claim that he had found them and instead admitted they were hoaxes, saying "Making these stones is easier than farming the land." He also said that he had not made all the stones. He was not punished, and continued to sell similar stones to tourists as trinkets. The stones continued to be made and carved by other artists as forgeries of the original forgeries.
Extract from wikipedia.
I am not going to do a whole page on these stones as they are said to be forgeries. But from an artists point of view they are a work of huge magnitude. With over 15,000 stones in all of varying sizes they have caused a storm in archaeological circles. Creationists claim they are evidence of God creating everything within the last six thousand years. All I will say on that Is that there is a spruce tree in Sweden that is 9550 years old. Look it up.
Did dinosaurs survive untill more recent times? Yes they did. But how recent?
(Above) Angkor Wat - Cambodia.
An advanced temple complex that stretches over a huge area. This is just one part.
(Right) "The Angkor Dinosaur"
This is often touted as proof that the evolution theory is wrong. Where as it merely suggests that something resembleing a stegasaurus survived in the area untill recent times. Most likely the Sumatran Rhinoceros.
(Above) The Angkor Dinosaur - Supposed stegosaur carving - 1000 AD - Sumatran Rhino perhaps? Or did the artist who carved this actually see a stegasaurus? Was it something else with a similar shape?
A work of forgery on a grand scale. But what if some of these are genuine. It's much like the crop circle phenomena. We know most of them are fake but not all of them. With crop circles you can tell the difference if you know how but with these you can't. If you can I would like to know how. Whilst researching this article I found out they are probably fake by cross referenceing the info wth many sources. Make sure you do the same but if you look at the Ancient Aliens video at the bottom of the page then you might think different? The problem is that there are so many of them. Which ones are fake?
One of the largest forgeries in history. 15,000 forgeries is just too many?
The Loch Ness Monster has been proposed by many researchers to be a plesiosaur. This is highly unlikely as an air breathing vegetarian that size would be spotted coming up to breath and would be seen grazing on vegetation around the loch. It is far more likely to be a giant sturgeon. These living dinosaurs can preportadly grow to 7 meters long. That's a staggering 23 ft. Thats almost the size of a Basking shark, only the whale shark is bigger. The Sturgeon is one of the largest fish in the world and migrates thousands of miles and unlike the shark (which is not a true fish and is boneless) has a very boney back with no dorsal fin which would match it to many of the Loch Ness Monster sightings over the years. The problem with Nessie is that some images have been faked adding to the disinformastion and confusion on the subject.
This famous Nessy photo (Right) is fake. This was made from a toy submarine baught in a Woolworths store and was modified with a carved body/neck mounted on it and towed on a piece of string. The black blob just in front of the object is where the string is disturbing the waters surface.
The object is a mere 14 inches or so long.
This photo was originally published in the Daily Mail in 1935 and was faked by a surgeon (ironic) - Christian Spurling.
Basically it was faked by a tosser and printed by one of the biggest fascist newspapers in the world that actually supported the Nazi party then, and probably still does now!
Don't let this put you off though. There is definately a large creature in the loch as it has been spotted many times by credible witnesses over the course of about 100 years which is incidently is the life span of a sturgeon. Legends in the region actually go back as early the 6th century.
(Left) The Giant Sturgeon is a living fossil. It feeds predominantly on the bottom of lakes and rivers and is unusual in having no main dorsal fin. It is also known to leap out of the water in certain conditions which might explain some of the reports of a long necked creature.
(Right) The dorsal bones (boney scutes) on the back of the Stergeon mean that this living dinosaur of a fish has few natural predators. These also match some of the Nessie sighting reports.
(Above) Charles W. Wycoff's 1975 underwater image can be interprated in 2 ways. Either as a plesiosaur like creature with along neck or a very large fish with a long tail section with it's left pectoral fin protruding.
(Above) Champ - A supposed monster in Lake Champlain in New York State. Published in the New York Times 1981.
Probably an image of a floating log or perhaps an otter on it's back?
(Above) An otter on it's back. Imagine this guy eating an eel whilst on his back in the water.
(Below) Stergeon illustration.
Canada reputedly has more lake monsters than any other country, boasting no fewer than a dozen in its cold waters. It's no surprise, therefore, that Lake Okanagan, located in British Columbia, might be home to one of the world's top ten monsters. The lake monster, dubbed Ogopogo (from an old music hall song) is unique in that native Indians in the region used to make live sacrifices to a water spirit in the lake as they crossed in boats near the reputed home of Ogopogo, Monster Island. Though any connection between the Indian legend and a modern monster is pure speculation, many eyewitnesses continue to report odd things in the lake. According to John Kirk, Ogopogo expert and president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, there is far better evidence for the existence of a mysterious monster in Canada's Lake Okanagan than at Loch Ness. So if you happen to vacation on Okagangan's shores, bring your camera!
(Text extract from Unsolved Mysteries.)
(Above) The flipper 1972 image. An over inhanced and edited image that is still bandied round as the real thing. Proving the fact that most people make up there minds early on yet never go back to re-check evidence years later. Fake.
(Left Video) Ancient Aliens (S4-E10)
Aliens And Dinosaurs - 44 Mins.
This episode looks at some of the ancient artwork shown above like the Ankor Dinosaur and this Mayan depiction below of what appears to also be a dinosaur.
It is actually possible that a few dinos survived the cataclism that was supposed to have wiped them all out 65million years ago. Like it states in the article at the top of the page. It is much more likely than us being around 65 milliion years ago surely?
This video also throws some doupt on the accuracy of carbon 14 dating. It looks at the Ica Stones as shown in the other above article.
It also turns out that many of the fossilised dinos that are on show around the world are highly radio active. Is this proof of weopons being used to wipe them out in a massive nuclear strike?
More cotoversial stuff from the Ancient Aliens team - Interesting.
(Above images) Human and dinosaur fossilised footprints found together. Click images to enlarge.
Is it actually possible that these are real human footprints next to fossilised dinosaur prints? If you agree with the Ancient Aliens video above then yes. There are more fossils like these. This will possibly turn science on it's head if more like them can be found.
It just goes against everything the experts have been saying for the last 100 years or so.
Is it really that hard to believe that some smaller dinosaurs may have survived? After all, many other ancient animals did. The Rhino, Komodo Dragon, Crocodiles and Aligators, the rest of the reptile family, Sharks, and Birds of course.
It is an anathema but a viable hipothesis. We know that reptiles can survive for very long periods without food, perhaps even two years or more and in some cases have offspring parthenogenically making it a real possibility.
(Above image) Mayan Dinosaur Art.
Cilck to enlarge.