Thursday, March 26, 2009

No Human Footprints

AKA "If you insist on thinking you spotted fossilised human footprints in with the dinosaur prints, you're just plain dumb."

We went to Dinosaur Valley State Park yesterday, and there was this big disclaimer on the sign at the first exhibit:

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Really now? Not only do you insist that the human print found INSIDE a dino print was a fake, you choose to ignore the many fossilised human footprints right in front of your nose.

What's this?

Someone (like the person who designed the sign) might claim that the one on the lower right is just a smudged dinosaur track, nevermind the fact that it fits my foot perfectly:

But what about the one on the upper left?

You can see VERY distinctly the toe marks. What kind of dinosaur had 5 toes that were all on the front of the foot, with the one on the inside being largest and then the rest going down in size from there? Here's a closer look:

Here's another set of tracks that we found that aren't as clear, but they show a big person and a little person's tracks side by side. I thought this was neat.


Nikki said...

Happy Birthday MaddieLynn!!

Linz said...

Looks like you had a great and interesting time! Sorry I missed your birthday the other day. I meant to mail a card. I hope you had a great day. :)