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originally posted by: starswift
I was claiming something? not at all ; )
originally posted by: Xterrain
NO. Here in Texas, there is a place where there is a human footprint in the SAME mud strata that dinosaur footprints are in. My school went there when I was in 6th grade on a field trip and I remember asking the property owner if it was a person's footprint: She said yes, but said it had to have been made after the dinosaurs and left me with little else.
I've been back to the location once after that, but never took a picture. I'll swing out there next time I visit my folks and will try and get a picture of it. It's very clearly what it is, it's the same size a normal adult foot, etc. No joke. I'm 30 now, but the rock hasn't changed in Texas for like 100M years, as far as I know. ;-)
The first of the prints was found last year, filled with black sand and traces of charcoal, a sample of which was radiocarbon-dated to 13,200 years ago.
“If I can duplicate these results, this will be the oldest known archaeological site on the west coast of Canada,” said Dr. Duncan McLaren of the University of Victoria, in an interview.
Though the newly found prints were unexpected, such ancient evidence of human activity is not unheard of on Calvert Island.
McLaren and his colleagues, including Dr. Daryl Fedje of the University of Victoria, made the find while exploring near the site of an ancient coastal village believed to be at least 10,000 years old.
The impressions are in a gray clay,” McLaren said of the prints.
“It must have been soon after they were imprinted that they were filled with black sand, which is also charcoal-rich.
“We are not certain if this sand and charcoal was blown or washed over the prints.”