Triceratops Horn Dated to 33,500 Years

Did Humans Walk the Earth with Dinosaurs? Triceratops Horn Dated to 33,500 Years

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A Triceratops brow horn discovered in Dawson County, Montana, has been controversially dated to around 33,500 years, challenging the view that dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago.  The finding radically suggests that early humans may have once walked the earth with the fearsome reptiles thousands of years ago.

The Triceratops brow horn was excavated in May 2012 and stored at the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum. The Museum, which has since 2005 been in cooperation with the Paleochronology Group, a team of consultants in geology, paleontology, chemistry, engineering, and education, sent a sample of the outer portion of the Triceratops brow horn to Head of the Paleochronology Group Hugh Miller, at his request, in order to carry out Carbon-14 dating. Mr Miller sent the sample to the University of Georgia, Center for Applied Isotope Studies, for this purpose. The sample was divided at the lab into two fractions with the “bulk” or collagen break down products yielding an age of 33,570 ± 120 years and the carbonate fraction of bone bioapatite yielding an age of 41,010 ± 220 years [UGAMS-11752 & 11752a]. Mr Miller told Ancient Origins that it is always desirable to carbon-14 date several fractions to minimize the possibility of errors which Miller requested and that essential concordance was achieved in the 1000's of years as with all bone fractions of ten other dinosaurs.

Triceratops, a name meaning “three-horned face”, is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that is said to have first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. However, scientists from the Paleochronology Group, who perform research relating to “anomalies of science”, maintain that dinosaurs did not die out millions of years ago and that there is substantial evidence that they were still alive as recently as 23,000 years ago.

Classical reconstruction of a Triceratops

Classical reconstruction of a Triceratops ( Wikimedia Commons )

Until recently, Carbon-14 dating was never used to test dinosaur bones, as the analysis is only reliable up to 55,000 years. Scientists never considered it worthwhile to run the test since it is generally believed that dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years, based on radiometric dating of the volcanic layers above or below fossils, a method which the Paleochronology Group states has “serious problems and gross assumptions must be made”.

"It became clear years ago that paleontologists were not just neglecting to test dinosaur bones for C-14 content but were refusing to. Normally a good scientist will be curious about the ages of important fossil bones,” Mr Miller told Ancient Origins in an email.  

YouTube video explaining results of carbon testing on dinosaur bones

The results of the Triceratops Horn analysis are not unique. According to Mr Miller, numerous C-14 tests have now been carried out on dinosaur bones, and surprisingly, they all returned results dating back in the thousands rather than millions of years.

“I organized the Paleochronology group in 2003 to fill a void with regards fossil wood and dinosaur bones as I was curious as to their age by  C-14 dating.  We thus have used C-14 dating to solve the mystery why soft tissue and dinosaur depictions exist world-wide. Our model predicted dinosaur bones would have significant C-14 and indeed they did in the range of 22,000 to 39,000 years BP,” Mr Miller added.

Results of C-14 tests on dinosaur bones

Results of C-14 tests on dinosaur bones provided by the Paleochronology Group .

Numerous independent researchers have long argued that there is evidence man and dinosaur once walked the Earth together, such as hundreds of ancient artworks and artifacts that appear to depict dinosaurs, long before modern science had pieced together dinosaur fossils and conducted analyses to produce detailed reconstructions of their appearance.

Top left: Relief carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia (1186 AD). Top Right: Textile from Nazca, Peru (700 AD). Bottom: Tapestry in the Chateau de Blois (1500 AD)

Top left: Relief carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia (1186 AD). Top Right: Textile from Nazca, Peru (700 AD). Bottom: Tapestry in the Chateau de Blois (1500 AD)

However, even more intriguing is the discovery of soft tissue in dinosaur fossils. In the March 2005 issue of Science , paleontologist Mary Schweitzer and her team announced the discovery of soft tissue inside a 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex leg bone from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, a controversial finding considering scientists had thought soft tissue proteins degrade in less than 1 million years in the best of conditions. After recovery, the tissue was rehydrated by the science team and testing revealed evidence of intact structures such as blood vessels, bone matrix, and connective tissue. 


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After consideration of the pro/con carbon-14 dating on dino...well, I must, April, go with
Potholer54 on youtube, which although caustic, is fairly well establishing the 'contamination'
aspects of using c-14 dating...something that is omitted, or the PaleoChrono folks.
Have a good day.

Great article and important topic.

For me, it has been obvious for some time that the existing dating methods for dinosaur fossils were way off. Any time I read dates for dinosaurs of X millions of years ago, I now roughly substitute thousands for millions, as a figure probably closer to truth. From what I understand, there have been fundamental problems with the current radiometric dating systems for some time, problems that are still not addressed. It is almost certain that dates of 65 million years ago were totally wrong and dinosaurs lived very much more recently. The problem is that the dating systems were never calibrated to account for some basic environmental changes. Constant rates of decay were assumed, but volcanic emissions and solar flares mean that all existing dates were almost certainly vast overestimates. I am surprised that there is not more discussion of this issue.

From what I can see, there is now far more evidence that dinosaurs lived in relatively recent times, rather than millions of years ago:
- soft tissue
- C-14 evidence for numerous samples
- hundreds of archaeological artefacts depicting or indicatig humans and dinosaurs existing at same time, from widely separate cultures (eg. South America, SE Asia)
- line of footprints of human and dinosaurs crossing the same ground, in the same strata (claimed by some silly people to be a hoax, but check the evidence, that's impossible as the footprints continue into the solid rock ...)
- several modern-day eye-witness sightings by locals and westerners of dinosaur-type creatures in Central Africa and pterosaurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea regions
- descriptions of dragons and perhaps 'behemoths' (massive creatures with tails like a 'cedar' tree) etc. in the ancient texts of cultures all around the world.

The fact that so many factions in the scientific community is blocking research into this area, is scandalous and deeply worrying. The source of this cover-up needs to be exposed and stopped. There is no point continuing with so-called science, if we don't have the guts to face the evidence and change our minds if necessary.

From a brief look on the internet I agree with w.e.cox that it looks more like a Pleistocene bison horn than the Triceratops horn examples e.g. Mr Armitage is also described as an "evangelical creationist" has he been able to keep his beliefs apart from his research?? Most of the sites backing up his "discovery" have the words "creation" "bible" "flood" or "genesis" in them. I'm happy to keep an open mind but 1) Where are all the Triceratops horns dated between 65 million years ago to 33,500 years ago? 2) This page provides a decent rebuttal to my amateur eye, i.e. why is there a variance in the ages of the samples taken if they were all supposedly from the same bone, shouldn't they be the same, why is the age of the bone wildly different to the rock strata it was found in. Was the sample found above or below the KT boundary? Isn't this well dated to approx 65 m.y.a wouldn't that be a starting point. As usual only my opinion

well that would explain how they moved the megaliths...


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