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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Well the reason behind the brush, and the tape is to fool the idiots, mearly so they will post this link on facebook so they can push their religious lies to as many people as possible, it basically all comes down to getting as many people as possible to join their site so they get more money for advertising

Did Humans Walk the Earth with Dinosaurs? Triceratops Horn

Frankly speaking, I do not see any relation of Dinosaurs of Jurassic time (65 mn years back) and 33500 years back dated specimen. 1) Is the specimen is an Archaeological find -33500 years old? OR 2) The specimen of Jurassic time fossil?
To me it LOOKs like - One of such a Manipulation of such Pictured Sample. Does fossil formation process possible in 33500 years? OR it takes Longer – silicon deposition needs millions of year to form a fossil formation in sedimentary layers?

Photograph taken is having a distinctive shadow markings under the surface of the specimen. And see the clear margins of the specimen! Suggestive that This type of manipulative pictures are created by placing a specimen in the place and placing some instruments of brush and tools by the side and measuring with measure tapes.

Else a shadow under the surface margins of the specimen is nor derived in the actual specimen in the situation of find place.

So the specimen is placed in the location to take picture. And rest depends on what is the analytic finds is right or WRONG ! VERY common - wood fire and rain before 33500 years ago , and C14 - Carbon contamination - Extract infiltrated in to the Specimen , Who can remove that extract out of the specimen from the naturre ! I Don't know if any one can !

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In reply to my own post...Ever notice why angelers take a photo standing next to their catch, but their is not even a mention of names in respect to this "massive event"... Game over

No skull or bones found, just horns...Obviously there should have been skull, and bones found if the horn samples where found so close to each other...and the dates of the samples where so young...Maybe the C14 dating is correct, but I doubt that these are Triceratops horns...If DNA samples could be done, they may very well find out that these are just 40000 year old Rhino, or baby Elephant horns/ tusks shifted in from Africa...There is certainly more reason to suspect an alteria motive in this case, than not to believe the science we have actual significant evidence for

It is scary what some people propose as science here! No one should EVER propose to stop certain research and then claim that they know anything about science. This is not be about supporting your belief system, this is about uncovering the truth through research. You have assumed that the bones are older than 30,000 years. Why ? You believe this just because the conventional radiometric dating methods have given us dates of 10s of millions of years. But now this is being contradicted by a different dating method. So one method is wrong, but we still don't know for certain which is the wrong one. And apparently, you don't want to know. Perhaps we should follow your advice and stop all funding of future scientific research, in case we ever have to change our minds on anything!

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