Did Humans and Dinosaurs Co-Exist?

Could it be possible that in some remote locations of the world, a number of dinosaurs escaped the mysterious, mass extinction?

Could it be possible that in some remote locations of the world, a number of dinosaurs escaped the mysterious, mass extinction?

Scientists believe that the modern chicken and other birdlife evolved from dinosaurs (an interesting experiment to reverse engineer a dinosaur from a chicken is currently underway LINK) suggesting therefore that dinosaurs, on some evolutionary scale have walked alongside humans.

In 2000, incredibly, divers first caught sight of something amazing - the coelacanth – a species of fish that was thought to have become extinct 70 million years ago LINK , survival for 360 million years on the earth (interestingly, with very little evolutionary progression).

The following examples are interesting: my question to you is – are the examples enough to challenge our current understanding of history? Or, are they simply anomalies that can be explained?


Dinosaurs are thought to have become extinct approximately 65.5 million years ago.

The first genus of primitive ape ancestor is thought to have emerged about 23 million years ago – homo erectus emerging around 1.6 – 1.8 million years ago LINK - and homo sapiens (with modern human features) bursting onto the scene around a mere 130,000 years ago. The time lines are subject to change – based upon new discoveries (as the above link demonstrates).

The first modern human civilisation is said to have emerged in ancient Sumer (the cradle of civilisation) 8000 years ago.

Case 1

Deep within the Cambodian jungle, looking like a set from Tomb Raider is the amazing Ta Prohm temple – built around 1185 AD.

Carved into the stone – is what appears to be a stegosaurus !

Many argue that this is a merely a rhino with the sun, or foliage behind it – this leaves the whole debate open to personal interpretation.

Case 2

In the 1930’s, a large number of stones were discovered, tomb markers in Ica Peru – these are known as the Ica Burial Stones.

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50 Responses to “Did Humans and Dinosaurs Co-Exist?”
  1. tom jack Says...

    On March 14, 2009 at 5:39 am

    interesting article

  2. Will Gray Says...

    On March 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Fantastic article! I believe it is possible that we did co-exist.

  3. Alexander Hunter Says...

    On March 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I know Dr Patton, who took the photos of some of the artifacts you show, and he is a sincere man of integrity. I have also posted some of those images on my site at http://www.fairservicenz.com/dinosaur/dinosaur-1.html#stegosaurus%20carvings%20in%20Cambodian with a short summary and a link to Dr Pattons site.

  4. Armywriter Says...

    On March 14, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Love the article. Love the supportive links. I suppose anything is possible, just a few hundred years ago Earth was the center of everything. I think we’ll never have it all figured out.

  5. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On March 14, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    i think it’s possible,let’s wait and see for more evidence,interesting

  6. Karen Gross Says...

    On March 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Who knows – maybe one day the scientists will finally catch up to the theologians.

  7. R J Evans Says...

    On March 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    An excellent read!

  8. graham Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 6:58 am

    the coelacanth found in 1938 not 2000
    Stegosaurus meaning “narrow-faced roof lizard”, was named by Marsh in 1887
    Triceratops specimen, collected in 1888
    not that i disagre but get it right

  9. Richard Freeman Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 8:07 am

    A coelacanth is a fish not a dinodsaur you utter buffoon.

  10. Richard Freeman Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Dinosaur i mean, bloody keybord.

  11. trumpet pants Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 8:29 am

    the first LIVING coelacanth was found in 2000. The one in 1938 was decomposing – and for all they knew the last one of its kind.
    The coelacanth not stated to be a dinosaur – just there to show that species can exist undiscovered for many years.

    ” a dinodsaur you utter buffoon” lmfao

  12. anne keane Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I’m not convinced. The blue stone with the “dinosaur” may be interesting though – it looks to me like a glyptodon, a giant type of armadillo which I believe was present when humans lived in south america – in fact like so much else they probably exterminated it.

  13. Robert Kolk Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 10:29 am

    These depictions are clearly fantasy creatures composed of several real animals. Griffons and chimaeras are similar fantasy creatures and don’t exist either.

    Birds are the only “dinosaurs” that did survived the KT mass extinction. No fossils of dinos other then birds have been found beyond the KT boundary.

  14. Johnny Walker Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Could Pink Elephants also exist as well?

  15. ginsu Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    crocdiles, sharks, turtles, spiders, ants etc are all ancient creatures like dinosaurs. no big deal. the past is mysterious and history is all theory.

    People trying to prove the biblical genesis are like people trying to prove atlantis and other psuedoscience – they take a lot of real information and leap to completely outlandish conclusions.

  16. Joe Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    If we were to follow the same train of logic then dragons should have existed.

    Creationist nonsense.

  17. look further Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “Unicorns have been assigned to the realms of mythology despite the fact that the ancient Greek Historian and physician Ctesias, reported them as part of a study of natural history”

    A quick Google search turns up an article which quotes Ctesias’ commentary, but then immediately states that Ctesias relied on third party accounts. He had neither been to India, nor ever claimed to have witnessed the animal.

    The omission of these details are misleading at best.

  18. look harder Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    the article says Ctesias reported them in a study of natural history – not that he saw them himself
    So what is your point- numpty????

  19. btb Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    The myth of unicorns comes from ancient peoples trading for narwhal tusks. Dinosaurs, like the traditional ones depicted in the stones and figurines (triceratop, stegosaurus, et al) did not co-exist with any humans or human ancestors. Although some descendents of dinosaurs, not just birds, may remain unknown to science.

    Also, coelancanths still swim in many places all over the world. Megafauna, i.e. glyptodont, theory by annekeane is feasible.

  20. Ryan Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    None of these is convincing, not even slightly. Case 1 is merely similar to the hypothesized appearance of an animal we’ve never actually seen. No other information. Not a strong case. Cases 2 and 3 have to be assumed to be fake in the absence of proof of age. Calling the spines on the sauropod proof of anything is ridiculous. Folk art is full of imagined creatures, often hybridized from other images the artist has seen. I’d call it luck.

    It’s fun to think about, but these aren’t even close to being evidence of anything.

  21. blacksheep Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Ryan, cases 2 and 3 are not assumed to be fake, they are KNOWN to be fake. The carved stones were trinkets carved for tourists by the locals, something that they admitted when pressed about their origins. As for the dinosaur figurines, if the fact that locals again admitted to creating them was not enough, the fact that over 33,000 of them were found and only a dozen or so were broken in any way should effectively end all debate on the subject.

  22. alanborky Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    look further: “Ctesias relied on third party accounts”.

    In other words, he was exactly the same as the vast majority of scientists who rely on the word of others simply because they describe themselves as fellow scientists, (unless that ‘word’ contradicts their own preconceptions!).


    The Ta Prohm ‘dinosaur’ is the most compelling anomaly here: the fact only the first two ‘plates’ (proceeding from head towards the tail) are double rowed suggests the artist actually saw this thing with his own eyes, otherwise purely for reasons of artistic symmetry he’d've felt compelled to render all the ‘plates’ double or single rowed; ditto the clear single horn to the right of its head.

    The same goes for the feet: the fact he’s avoided showing all but the right one, again, indicates to me the artist was trying to be faithful to what he saw; and whatever it was he saw, it couldn’t've been a hippo because they were never indigenous to Cambodia; nor was this thing in all probability modelled on a rhino, otherwise where’s the forehorn or, for that matter, where’s the rhino-style toes, things he surely could’ve been expected to’ve been familiar with?

    Even if the ‘dinosaur’ everybody notices is now extinct, there’s a possibility the Ta Prohm artist depicted another hitherto unrecognised cryptid in the same image which may still be extant.

    If you look carefully at the image you’ll realise the ‘dinosaur’ has its right foot close to or even on the neck of a ’serpent’ with an almost duck like ‘beak’ and chameleonic eyes.

    Because the ‘dinosaur’ clearly appears to have similar eyes, some’ve claimed it’s actually a depiction of a chamelon, but if that was really the case the artist would’ve given it slender chamelonic limbs, not to mention’d've rendered it with slender chamelonic shaped ‘hands’ and ‘fingers’ clinging to a tree branch, i.e., they way he or she would’ve been most familiar with it.

    p.s. I’m not a fundamentalist, creationist or anti-evolutionist.

  23. C. S. Robins Says...

    On March 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Hmmm, interesting article. I like to think they did exist together. But we may never know.

  24. the expert Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I feel that your evidence is ninvalid for a variety of reasons. Firstly, I would like to state this.

  25. Frohickey Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 4:34 am

    It’s a fun fairy tale but this kind of “evidence” is too easily faked or mis-interpreted to be used in any kind of discussion on this subject. The science behind paleontology has made sufficient point on the time frame of the dinosaur’s presence on Earth and the conclusion is that there is no possibility of co-existence. Depending on scriptural claims or creationist dogma provides nothing that stands as evidence to the contrary.

  26. Chambo Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Some great points S Hayes but Im not sure Im convinced.


  27. istara Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 6:50 am

    And don’t forget, the ancient entertainment series “The Flintstones” clearly depicted cavemen with domesticated dinosaurs forming part of their household.

    I’m sold.

  28. Dreyan Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I love cryptozoology. I think unicorns exited at one point, but we would never know: they were hunted for their horn so their fossils would look just like horses.

    If nobody has yet, I would like to mention Mokele-Mbembe, a supposed dinosaur living in the Congo area.

  29. Athlyn Green Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    What a fascinating and excellent article. I’ve often wondered if it were possible that humans and some of these creatures shared time together. This one gets a Stumble.

  30. Dewan Golam Shafi Choudhury Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    excellant article! Thanks for this I enjoyed reading it!

  31. Quanta Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Interesting article indeed! However, it seems unlikely that just some a few millenia before there were living dinosaurs and now there are none. Also, the bones can be carbon dated, yet there are nowhere as near that recent skeleton and bones finds.. that again, the mystery of ancient times! It is a hard task to interpret old civilizations’ art and what those ancient people who made it had in their minds! lol :]

  32. James DeVere Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    It goes to show that we can’t believe every theory we are taught – theories get debunked. This is a prime example. Thank-you. j

  33. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On March 18, 2009 at 6:29 am

    fascinating! I love it. I think everything is possible. With new scientific discoveries, more evolution mistery might come to light.

  34. Stacey T Pollock Says...

    On March 18, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Wow, absolutely fascinating article!

  35. Stickinthemud Says...

    On March 18, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Well, I imagine that if dinosaurs in their original forms had indeed survived until the age of man, I think that there would be more conclusive evidence, not conjecture provided by possibly fake stone caricatures. That’s why we should leave all the scientific stuff to the experts.

  36. Andrew Davies Says...

    On March 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Great article, it is great debate to have as well.

  37. C Jordan Says...

    On March 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Another fascinating and controversial article S.

  38. s hayes Says...

    On March 20, 2009 at 7:18 am

    This one is especially for Johnny Walker and his sarcasm

    BBC Report about sighting of Pink Elephant – For Real !!!


  39. Twoface Says...

    On April 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    This article is amazing! You use such good evidence that could actually get someone thinking if they might have coexisted! =)

  40. M J katz Says...

    On May 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Is it possible that our scientific calculations could be ‘off’ a bit?
    Why are we so dead sure that man and dinosaur never co-existed at any time in any part of the world?! Remember…this is a pretty big world, and there are still many unexplored areas on it!
    I, for one, have seen science fall flat on it’s face in the past regarding ‘truths’ that ended up being wrong.
    As Science and it’s testing equipment advance in the years to come, it’s possible that someday some of these things that have been interpreted as myth will have to be sheepishly dusted off and presented as fact…and some of our facts will have to be relegated to the “oops” file!
    Like anything else…time will tell! :)

  41. theSVK Says...

    On September 20, 2009 at 6:59 am

    mysterious. i didn’t know about such stones and figurines….

  42. Vikranth Says...

    On January 3, 2010 at 3:42 am

    We all know that Dinosaurs are of diffrent shapes and have also heard that they could walk, fly, swim, hop. The latest soft ware has also enabled to have the virtual motion of these animals.

    What if a Dinosaurs could spit its stomach / toxic acid on its prey like the spiting cobras, will these Dinosaurs be called as dragons.

  43. Patrick Says...

    On June 21, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Please understand that humans and dinosaurs NEVER co-existed. One must look past the myth and legend and seek science as an answer. Just for breeding purposes alone the population of any large dinosaur would need to be in the 10,000’s. We would have seen a fosil record along with other collected proof from other distant civilizations. Plus the SCIENCE of carbo dating disproves any posibility of co-existance. As one ‘post’ stated earlier, there are ZERO dinosaur fosils that have ever been found above the KT mass extinction period. Biblical God or not, there is no reason science would want to hide the fact that there was any type of co-existance. Is the thought fascinating and provoking…YES, but it just never happened.

  44. Anirudh Kumar Satsangi Says...

    On October 29, 2010 at 6:11 am

    I know one story (imagination) of H.G.Wells. About 35 years ago when I was doing my first degree course in science, one of my senior colleague told me a story from Time Machine that a day will come when the size of humans would of size of a rat. Now see what has actually happened afterwards. About 2 or 3 years back I saw in a news paper that a giant sized rodent fossil had been found. This was almost to modern elephant size. This confirmed my belief that dinosaurs had not been wiped out. They are still found in smaller and smaller size, yes of course with some different characteristics. I think Gravitation Force is one of the major cause of genetic mutation. Gravitation Force is gradually increasing towards centre and compressing all members of animal kingdom bringing about genetic change with respect to size. A new evolved species or same species with some new characteristics created. I further believe that humans and dinosaurs co-existed. I know one evidence in support of this.

  45. Chris654684654 Says...

    On February 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    You guys realize that Crocodiles and Alligators are dinosaurs right? Whales been around for millions of years too. And just so you know, just because there is some sculptures and rocks with dino’s on them, doesn’t mean these people didn’t come across any dinosaur bones or that even we as humans had imaginations. We existed for a million years or so, doesn’t mean we were stupid back then, when in fact we are more stupid now ( I bet half of you don’t know how to make rope or build your own shoes, let alone make fire) This article if you read it right, said there can be a possibility based on what we found so far. Never assume it’s impossible or that its accurate, that wasn’t what this article was saying. It was just saying there might be in someway interaction between Prehistoric creatures and humans. Keep an open mind and think outside the box.

  46. Anirudh Kumar Satsangi Says...

    On October 20, 2011 at 4:52 am

    ‘Humans, dinos lived together’ (Times of India)(October 18,2011)
    Beijing: ‘The world’s only evidence of co-existence by humans and dinosaur tracks have been discovered by Chinese and American scientists in a remote county in southwest China, the state media reported on Surnday’.

    This evidence supports my views which I am saying for the last two years.


  47. smarine Says...

    On May 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

    No, it is not left upon to interpretation. RHIno’s do not have a mouth like what is in the temple carving. It\’s clearly a dinosaur, and we need to have a new history lesson ;) It\’s als clear, from other pictures elsewhere, that people & dinosaur are seen co-habitating, as relates to travel/play ( man on dinosaur back).

  48. smarine Says...

    On May 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

    There have also been human footprints,found in the same layers as dinosaur prints. Unless that can be proven to be fraud ( carbon dating would deduce that), then we have to completely redefine history.

  49. sunchaser Says...

    On June 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

    dino’s are all over history, even in the bible, read the last part of job.

    you need to keep in mind(or the lack of) that evalotion is not basted of fact, but on what others want to us to belive they want us not to belive what we see,if we see human foot prints ontop of dino prints it just cant be. we see a pic of a dino on a old temple that looks JUST like a dino it can’t be.

    they are moron’s !

    if I see a human foot print its a human foot print till proven other wise, ITS a fact that noother animal makes prints like ours.

    If I see a pic of a animal Its of that animal unless you can prove other wise. Its a FACT!

    If there were just a few cases a agument could be made contray to this, but there is just to many pic and ref. to dino’s in history

  50. JD Says...

    On January 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    It is possible that dinosaurs Could have survived in south america and Africa but there is a really unlikely possibility that a stegosaurus, and brontosaurus/brachiosaurus would survive to human times because they were in the Jurassic period and didn’t survive after the Jurassic period. Instead of a brontosaurus/brachiosaurus it would probably be a sauropod like Argentinasaurus or Saltasaurus because they were in the late cretaceous and may have survived through the extinction. They were also in south america too and looked very similar to brontasaurus/brachiosaurus. The so called stegosaurus could have been a member of the stegosauria group because stegosaurus would have had to survive through tons and tons of years and would have two survive two extinctions.

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