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Proof! Dinosaurs and People Co-existed!

Now I've seen it with my own two eyes, a place where dinosaurs and humans co-habitate. Here is a close-up of part of the village.

Notice the crude stone construction and lack of straight lines and 90 degree angles.

Here is one of the dinosaurs, a large 'brontosaur' with some kind of transport device on its back. Actually the dinosaur is the transport device.


Here is one of the 'human' inhabitants. Notice the primitive feature of on three digit on the pes...and a seriously large snozolla.



Here is a human powered mechanical transport.


Some kind of primitive service station. Fossils using fossil fuels. Ironic!



Watch out for the active volcano (presumably Mesozoic) and the large pterosaur! I wonder what the pterosaurs eat here?

Ah Ha! Question answered. Better watch the kids in the open.


Or maybe this is more appropriate? What a menu. I can't believe the humans in this place eat dinosaur meat. What more proof do you need for their co-existance?

They have giant snakes too! This place is not the safest little town.


At least some slightly modern technology.


For those of you who have not seen one of these places, it is a Bedrock Village, one of two small little theme parks built in the U.S. in the 1960s and based on the TV show, The Flintstones. This one in in Valle, Arizona, about 25 miles south of the Grand Canyon. The is another in South Dakota. The one in Arizona is a bit hokey, but my kids really enjoyed it, especially climbing through the giant snake, which is actually a tunnel. The show was primetime TV in the early 1960s and reruns through my childhood, a staple of Saturday morning cartoons. I wonder if they are still on the air?

I remember hearing somewhere that The Flintstones represent a large percentage Americans' only experience with 'prehistoric life' and of course it shows co-habitation of humans and dinosaurs mixed with 'stone age' versions of modern technology, which many bought into. They should have put a disclaimer at the end of each show that it is pure fiction and does not depict accurate events in life history.

End of Blogpost Disclaimer: If you have gotten this far and still believe that dinosaurs and humans did indeed co-exist you need to do yourself a big favor. Go down to your local Community College and take a Historical Geology class (and read this post). Please do pay attention, you won't regret it. Yabba-Dabba-Doo.

4 comments:

  1. Of course they coexist -- I've eaten dinosaur flesh, handled tame dinosaurs, and been defecated on by urban dinosaurs.

    Non-avian dinosaurs, on the other hand....

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  2. If I had known it was that awesome, I would have stopped years ago!!!!

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  3. I remember going to the one in South Dakota while very, very small. . .

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  4. I hope someone does Repeat Photography on these, in about 50 years.

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