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Originally posted by dunwichwitch
Was it found in rock layers that also contain dinosaur footprints?
"Walking With Dinosaurs".... is Discovery Channel mocking us?
Originally posted by pyrytyes
The imprint in the pictures looks like a Cycad, termed a living fossil, and not to be confused with a palm or fern.
It would help to know the age of the sandstone in which this is found.
My best guess:
It does appear to be a plant, flora, and being found in sandstone would indicate, to me, that this particular specimen, a frond or branch, was in a near-shore environment. The frond may have been transported by wind, water, animal, to the surface of the body of water, where it became water logged and sank. It was probably rapidly covered by additional sand, where it was protected from wave action
One of the hardest things for a geologist is to determine something solely being shown photos. If you could possibly take it to a paleobotanist in your area, he/ she may be able to identify it. If you do make a cast, that would be ideal to take in addition to, or instead of the specimen.
Keep us posted as to your findings... the answer is out there.
Originally posted by spookjr
It appears to me to be a grouping of crinoids that are partially covered by the material they are suspended in. Or is a reverse imprint of the same,like a fossilized cast.
[edit on 3-2-2009 by spookjr]
Originally posted by dogg85
Ok, first of all think about it, One for the time and date that this fossil is from one would conclude that it is a Thereabite. Two that if for some reason that that we are as dumb as we think we are then dinos were able to make shoes (which of course they could not). Then we could conclude that it is a Therabite (I know I can't spell shut up)
But if you were someone that would think about the real effects of this fossil then you might think that this is not a therbite, but a shoe print. No not from your neighbor, but because of the time date of it, I would personally think that it was imprinted from another smarter species that came to the planet long ago, and helped the human race along. Then when they were done they left.
The reason why it looks like our foot print from the moon exploration, is because when you think about it they might have been a species that breathed Oxygen or when you go to a new planet it is a good idea that they did have immune built up to what ever is on the planet so they have would wear a suit.