Sunday, April 26, 2015

A 260-Million-Year-Old Footprint in America?

The Zapata Track

In 1987, paleontologist, Jerry MacDonald, found this very human-looking footprint in the rock. The only problem is, the rock dates to 260 million years ago! The fossilized findings of birds and other animals were found in the stone.

So, what's up with that?

Pangaea is the name used for when the continents were all connected into one supercontinent. It did not start breaking up until 150-140 million years ago. This stone came to be during the One-Continent-Earth period. If one wants to believe this was a true find and legitimately that old, it would have been planted on the continent of Pangaea long before it broke apart.

There reportedly was an intervention when a group was allowed by the Bureau of Land Management to go document the prints in that area. The team was chased off at gunpoint by an angry landowner, supposedly. The story remains poorly documented yet highly interesting.

What if these findings proved that hundreds of millions of years ago, there were all types of man, prototypes that would become Homo sapiens, and others that might have progressed in their evolution before us? My concepts on ancient giants are along those lines, that they had an evolutionary jump on us as we branched off to create men like Heidelbergensis, Neanderthal and Denisovans. Did this man have perfect footprints and did he exist on Pangaea? Well, let's consider this - at that time 290 million years ago, mammals were supposedly just showing up and no human ancestors yet. 

Of course, we also know that every year, updates on ancient man are made, pushing us into previously unconsidered territories. It was only in recent years we realized we carry Neanderthal and that Neanderthal was not an idiot, but quite advanced in that time period and possessing the FOXP2 gene for spoken language. In fact, we also discovered Denisovans, another early man that mated with Homo sapiens and left their DNA in a certain degree of our population. 

More info HERE 

1 comment:

  1. Seems these days people like to think they know the origins of humans till little things pop up leaving them clueless



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