Evidence that Dinosaurs and Humans coexisted (2023)

Here is a photo of the Paluxy River in Glen Rose Texas. This rapidly flowing river runs through the middle of Dinosaur Valley State Park, famous for its dinosaur tracks. Not as well known is the fact that human tracks have also been found, not only in the same formation, but on the same bedding plane and in some cases overlapping the dinosaur tracks.

Stan Taylor (pointing at track) began his excavation of the Taylor Trail in 1969 and continued working through 1972. Initially, only two tracks could be seen in the Paluxy River bed.

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By following the trail back under the river bank, seven more very human like tracks were exposed. The process involved removing tons of limestone overburden, effectively eliminating the possibility that the tracks were carved.

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The Taylor Trail, as it normally appears in the river under water. Subsequent excavation has extended the trail to a total of fourteen tracks in a consistent right-left pattern. The entire sequence can be seen through the water in this 1994 photograph, even though a thin layer of mud obscures the details. A trail of three-toed dinosaur tracks can be seen crossing at an angle of approximately 30 degrees.

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The drought of 1999 revealed the entire trail in dramatic detail!

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Could the human tracks have been made much later?

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Suppose you saw several footprints in a sidewalk and someone said, "This print was made ten years after the one beside it." Would you buy that? No way! We understand that tracks in mud do not last long. To be preserved, they must be solidified rapidly, within days. Once the material hardens, the tracks are preserved and footprints will no longer leave an impression. Furthermore, exposed tracks weather rapidly. Therefore, we know the next layer was deposited immediately and rapidly.

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This fossil footprint (-3B) is in the bed of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. It is one of a 14 track sequence called the Taylor Trail. The tracks are consistently 11.5" in length with consistently alternating rights and lefts. They are

among and, in this case, within dinosaur tracks.

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-3B

This print is one of the most spectacular in the sequence. When examined carefully a right human foot print can be seen in compelling detail, almost completely within a dinosaur foot print. Click on this picture to

highlight the details of these two amazing prints.
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-3B

Click here to see the outline of the dino track, then the outline of where the human stepped partially in the dino track.

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Click here to see an outline imposed on a close up of the toes.
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-3B destroyed once for all time!

-3B

This is one of three tracks featured at the 1989 Dayton, TN creation conference that was destroyed the next day. On August 12, 1989 Dr. Don Patton spoke at a creation conference in Dayton, TN. He presented compelling evidence that both human and dinosaur tracks were present at the Taylor Trail, including the above pictures. Two well known evolutionists were present and at least one was conspicuously disturbed by this presentation. Both flew to Dallas the next morning and went immediately to the Paluxy River. It is reliably reported that they were in the river that afternoon with an "iron bar." Three days before they were in the river the footprint was observed looking like the picture above. Three days after they were in the river, it was observed looking like the picture left. (Clear photography was not possible till the water went down several months later, when this photograph was taken.)

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Top view photo

: The 1988 photograph on the left shows a very human-like fossil footprint in the bed of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas, well known for its dinosaur tracks. This left footprint is in a sequence of 14 that are left/right consistent and consistently about 11.5 inches in length. The tracks were excavated from beneath six feet of alternating layers of clay and limestone. The surrounding "mud push up" helps demonstrate authenticity.

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Excellent side view photo

: By 1992 erosion revealed that this footprint was directly beside one of 134 dinosaur prints on the same platform. The entire trail of human-like tracks is among, within, across and, in this case, beside 25 inch dinosaur tracks.

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The +5 fossil footprint as it appears in the bed of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas, famous for its dinosaur tracks. Dinosaur Valley State Park is near by. Here, the 11.5" human-like footprint is superimposed on the heel of a 25" dinosaur track. This right footprint (+5) is followed by a left (+6) which is also 11.5" in length. The right-left pattern is consistent throughout the entire sequence of fourteen 11.5" footprints known as the Taylor Trail

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with & without foot

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Here are two views of the +5 fossil footprint. You can see that it fits an actual human foot!

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This fossil footprint (+3) is one of fourteen that make up the Taylor Trail, a sequence of very human-like tracks found with at least 134 dinosaur tracks in the bed of the Paluxy river, near Glen Rose, Texas. The picture on the left shows the track when first excavated, about 1972.

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Sixteen years later erosion had removed a thin veneer of rock and revealed that the track was actually within a dinosaur track that was not visible initially. The dinosaur track is flush with the surface for the most part and slightly redder in color, indicating infill material. When viewed through the water, only the dinosaur track is obvious.

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However, when the water goes down, the human shaped depression can still be seen.

(Video) Do the Paluxy River Tracks prove Dinosaurs and Humans co-existed?

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This cast was made by Stan Taylor in 1970. It appears to be an impression of one of the fossil footprints (+1) which make a 14 track sequence called the Taylor Trail, found in the bed of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. The tracks are consistently 11.5" in length with consistently alternating rights and lefts. There are 134 dinosaur tracks on the same platform.

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This picture of the +1 print, taken in 1988, shows the effect of 18 years of erosion which proceeds rather rapidly after the overlying layers are removed. A chunk has come out of the left side, but the same general shape is seen.

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Prize Track +1 destroyed once for all time!

This is one of three tracks featured at the 1989 Dayton, TN creation conference that was destroyed the next day. On August 12, 1989 Dr. Don Patton spoke at a creation conference in Dayton, TN. He presented compelling evidence that both human and dinosaur tracks were present at the Taylor Trail, including the above pictures. Two well known evolutionists were present and at least one was conspicuously disturbed by this presentation. Both flew to Dallas the next morning and went immediately to the Paluxy River. It is reliably reported that they were in the river that afternoon with an "iron bar." Three days before they were in the river the footprint was observed looking like the picture above, right. Three days after they were in the river, it was observed looking like the picture below, right. (Clear photography was not possible till the water went down several months later, when this photograph was taken.)

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Perhaps the strongest feature of the evidence presented by the Taylor Trail is the fact that it is composed of a sequence of fourteen tracks, consistent in length, in a consistent right-left pattern. Each of the 14 tracks demonstrate, at least, a general oblong human-like shape.

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They are amazingly consistent in length. The largest variance from the average is less than 5%. In the sequence of associated dinosaur tracks, length varies as much as 40%. Of course, some of them are still in the process of being "revealed" by erosion.

Individual toes can be discerned in seven of the fourteen tracks. Such detail is unexpected. In Mary Leakey's Laetoli tracks, one great toe can be distinguished but no individual small toes can be seen.

Left-right distinctions can be made in twelve of the fourteen tracks. Two are simply oblong shapes. When such determinations can be made, they are left-right consistent, with lefts where lefts should be and rights where rights should be.

FAQs

Would humans and dinosaurs be able to coexist? ›

Because our lives are completely separate to that of dinosaurs, there's no way of knowing what would happen if dinosaurs were to live on the same land as us. By observing human behavior with today's large predators, it seems unlikely that the two species would live naturally together.

What coexisted with dinosaurs? ›

Prehistoric turtles coexisted with dinosaurs until they went extinct 65 million years ago. These turtles belonged to a group of ancient reptiles called Archelon, which is closely called related to the leatherback sea turtle we can see these days.

Could humans have survived in the dinosaur era? ›

The answer seems to be yes. But just as humans hunted mammoths and other megafauna to extinction, our population growth and hunting technologies would inevitably have taken a toll on big dinosaurs as we spread across the globe.

What does Bible say about dinosaurs? ›

According to the Bible, dinosaurs must have been created by God on the sixth day of creation. Genesis 1:24 says, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”

Who came first dinosaurs or Adam and Eve? ›

Dinny's new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, some 6,000 years ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah's Ark.

What if the dinosaurs were still alive? ›

We wouldn't have recognized them

They, too, would have continued to adapt. “There might even be new groups of dinosaurs that didn't exist during the Mesozoic era. The present Earth wouldn't be a hodgepodge of old favorites, but an entirely different mix of unknown dinosaurs,” wrote Switek.

Are dinosaur still alive today? ›

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Other than birds, however, there is no scientific evidence that any dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, or Triceratops, are still alive. These, and all other non-avian dinosaurs became extinct at least 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Where did the first human come from? ›

Humans first evolved in Africa, and much of human evolution occurred on that continent. The fossils of early humans who lived between 6 and 2 million years ago come entirely from Africa. Most scientists currently recognize some 15 to 20 different species of early humans.

Would humans be able to breathe 65 million years ago? ›

If we used a time machine to travel back to a prehistoric period, the earliest we could survive would be the Cambrian (around 541 million years ago). Any earlier than that and there wouldn't have been enough oxygen in the air to breathe.

What would happen if dinosaurs didn't exist? ›

They would not be able to fill all of those ecological niches that those dinosaurs once filled. They would still probably be small, scrawny, and very generalized. But instead, the mammals were able to evolve and diversify and, well, ultimately, millions of years later, become some humans.

Will dinosaurs come back in 2050? ›

The Adam Smith Institute, a British think tank, has released a new report predicting what life will be like in 2050. According to the report: "Several species of dinosaur will be recreated, making their appearance on Earth for the first time in 66 million years.

How old does the Bible say the Earth is? ›

Concerning the age of the Earth, the Bible's genealogical records combined with the Genesis 1 account of creation are used to estimate an age for the Earth and universe of about 6000 years, with a bit of uncertainty on the completeness of the genealogical records, allowing for a few thousand years more.

How long ago was Adam and Eve? ›

They used these variations to create a more reliable molecular clock and found that Adam lived between 120,000 and 156,000 years ago. A comparable analysis of the same men's mtDNA sequences suggested that Eve lived between 99,000 and 148,000 years ago1.

Who Wrote the Bible? ›

Even after nearly 2,000 years of its existence, and centuries of investigation by biblical scholars, we still don't know with certainty who wrote its various texts, when they were written or under what circumstances.

What day is Jesus's birthday? ›

From Rome, the Christ's Nativity celebration spread to other Christian churches to the west and east, and soon most Christians were celebrating Christ's birth on December 25.

How tall were the giants in the Bible? ›

In 1 Enoch, they were "great giants, whose height was three hundred cubits." A Cubit being 18 inches (45 centimetres), this would make them 450 ft tall (137.16 metres).

When did God create Earth? ›

Among the Masoretic creation estimates or calculations for the date of creation only Archbishop Ussher's specific chronology dating the creation to 4004 BC became the most accepted and popular, mainly because this specific date was attached to the King James Bible.

What if T Rex was alive today? ›

rex were alive today, chances are they'd be an endangered species. Their terrifying reputation would be no match for the habitat loss, pollution, and food shortages caused by humans. Because of this, T. rex populations would be a lot smaller, and it's even possible that they would have evolved to be a smaller size.

Will humans go extinct? ›

Scientists estimate modern humans have been around about 200,000 years, so that should give us at least another 800,000 years. Other scientists believe we could be here another two million years…or even millions of years longer. On the other hand, some scientists believe we could be gone in the next 100 years.

Could at Rex survive today? ›

It's doubtful. Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Triceratops for example, lived in the Cretaceous Period 145-66 million years ago (whatever Jurassic Park would have you believe).

Does a dragon exist? ›

Dragons are one of the few monsters cast in mythology primarily as a powerful and fearsome opponent to be slain. They don't simply exist for their own sake; they exist largely as a foil for bold adventurers.

Did dragons exist? ›

Chinese scholars have classified the dragon as one of the 369 animal species with scales. Long before the development of paleontology, people unearthed fossilized bones in Asia and Europe--and believed they had found the remains of dragons from an earlier age.

Do dinosaurs still exist in the ocean? ›

Like the dinosaurs and other reptiles in the sea, mosasaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous. The first fully marine turtles emerged during the Cretaceous Period, a span of time lasting between 145 and 66 million years ago.

What color was the first human? ›

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These early humans probably had pale skin, much like humans' closest living relative, the chimpanzee, which is white under its fur. Around 1.2 million to 1.8 million years ago, early Homo sapiens evolved dark skin.

Who was the first true man? ›

Pithecanthropus is considered as the first upright man having a lot of traits of human characters while also some of apes and hence a true man.

Who was the 1st human on Earth? ›

The First Humans

One of the earliest known humans is Homo habilis, or “handy man,” who lived about 2.4 million to 1.4 million years ago in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Is Earth running out of oxygen? ›

Yes, sadly, the Earth will eventually run out of oxygen — but not for a long time. According to New Scientist, oxygen comprises about 21 percent of Earth's atmosphere. That robust concentration allows for large and complex organisms to live and thrive on our planet.

When was Earth's highest oxygen level? ›

Atmospheric oxygen levels rose significantly from about 0.54 million years ago, reached a peak in the Permian about 300 – 250 million years ago, then dropped to the Jurassic from about 200 million years ago, following which they rose slowly to present levels, shown in the graph left.

Are oxygen levels falling? ›

Oxygen levels are decreasing globally due to fossil-fuel burning. The changes are too small to have an impact on human health, but are of interest to the study of climate change and carbon dioxide.

Will the dinosaurs come back? ›

DNA breaks down over time. The dinosaurs went extinct around 66 million years ago and with so much time having passed it is very unlikely that any dinosaur DNA would remain today. While dinosaur bones can survive for millions of years, dinosaur DNA almost certainly does not.

What if humans evolved with dinosaurs? ›

“If we speculate that humans had evolved alongside dinosaurs, then they probably would have been able to co-exist,” says Farke. “Humans already evolved in ecosystems that had large land animals and predators. We probably would have done okay.”

How often did T Rex eat? ›

Ryan's shirt tells us that an 80-kg human contains about 110,000 calories of energy. Therefore, a T-rex would need to consume a human every two days or so.

Can we bring back T Rex? ›

"We are a long, long way from being able to reconstruct the DNA of extinct creatures, and in fact it may be impossible to resurrect the DNA of dinosaurs or other long-extinct forms. We have DNA for living creatures, including ourselves, and yet we cannot clone any living animal (from DNA alone).

Does dinosaur DNA exist? ›

Bottom line: We can't recreate dinosaurs from their DNA because the DNA no longer exists. DNA disintegrates in about 7 million years, and dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago.

Can humans breathe same air as dinosaurs? ›

However, you might be breathing some of the same air that dinosaurs breathed millions of years ago. Today, it takes about 6 million years for an O2 molecule to be made by photosynthesis and then to react with other elements to be taken out of the air.

What if the dinosaurs were still alive? ›

We wouldn't have recognized them

They, too, would have continued to adapt. “There might even be new groups of dinosaurs that didn't exist during the Mesozoic era. The present Earth wouldn't be a hodgepodge of old favorites, but an entirely different mix of unknown dinosaurs,” wrote Switek.

Will the dinosaurs come back? ›

DNA breaks down over time. The dinosaurs went extinct around 66 million years ago and with so much time having passed it is very unlikely that any dinosaur DNA would remain today. While dinosaur bones can survive for millions of years, dinosaur DNA almost certainly does not.

How did dinosaurs become extinct? ›

Geological evidence indicates that dinosaurs became extinct at the boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene eras, about 66 million years ago, at a time when there was worldwide environmental change resulting from the impact of a large celestial object with the Earth and/or from vast volcanic eruptions.

What if T Rex was alive today? ›

rex were alive today, chances are they'd be an endangered species. Their terrifying reputation would be no match for the habitat loss, pollution, and food shortages caused by humans. Because of this, T. rex populations would be a lot smaller, and it's even possible that they would have evolved to be a smaller size.

Will humans go extinct? ›

Scientists estimate modern humans have been around about 200,000 years, so that should give us at least another 800,000 years. Other scientists believe we could be here another two million years…or even millions of years longer. On the other hand, some scientists believe we could be gone in the next 100 years.

Could at Rex survive today? ›

It's doubtful. Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Triceratops for example, lived in the Cretaceous Period 145-66 million years ago (whatever Jurassic Park would have you believe).

What dinosaur is still alive in 2022? ›

Other than birds, however, there is no scientific evidence that any dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, or Triceratops, are still alive. These, and all other non-avian dinosaurs became extinct at least 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Has dinosaur DNA been found? ›

Oct 26, 2021. A team has extracted what could be DNA molecules from a 125-million-year-old fossil dinosaur, according to a study published last month (September 24) in Communications Biology.

Can we bring back T Rex? ›

"We are a long, long way from being able to reconstruct the DNA of extinct creatures, and in fact it may be impossible to resurrect the DNA of dinosaurs or other long-extinct forms. We have DNA for living creatures, including ourselves, and yet we cannot clone any living animal (from DNA alone).

What was the last dinosaur that died? ›

For now, however, the 65-million-year-old Triceratops is the world's last known surviving dinosaur.

Why are there no dinosaurs alive today? ›

Why are there no dinosaurs alive now? Those familiar prehistoric beasts like T. rex, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus…are now extinct. They died at the end of the Cretaceous Period and are lost in time, with only fossils remaining.

What happened after the dinosaurs died? ›

Half the plant species died out. With the great dinosaurs gone, mammals expanded, and the new study traces that process in exquisite detail. Most fossil sites from after the impact have gaps, but sediment accumulated nearly continuously for 1 million years on the flood plain that is now the Corral Bluffs site.

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