ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 748 WHY DIDN’T SHE TELL ME?
“Jenny!” I exclaimed, “Why didn’t you tell me?”
Her eyes opened wide. “What do you mean?”
“Well, you had this information and you didn’t even
mention it?” I dropped the magazine in front of her.
“You’ve been sitting on this for a whole week.
It’s explosive. The whole world has to be told.”
“Oh, that,” she yawned. “Dinosaurs… they
don’t really interest me.”
“But do you know what this means? Dinosaurs were
alive just recently. It knocks the evolutionary time
scale to bits!”
“What? Are you serious?.” She picked it up again. “I
need to read this more carefully.”
PROTEIN STILL IN DINOSAURS
“Yes,” I said, “Dinosaur bones have yielded the
protein osteocalcin. Since long chains such as proteins
naturally fall apart, such a discovery supports a
‘recent’ age for these fossils. (New Scientist, October
31, 1992, p.18)
In 1961, a petroleum geologist discovered a large bone
bed in northwestern Alaska. Among these were bones of
duckbill dinosaurs, horned dinosaurs and large and small
At the time, William Clemens and other scientists from
the University of California and Berkeley and the
University of Alaska were quarrying the bone bed.
It took 20 years for scientists to accept that these were
dinosaur bones. An initial announcement was printed in
1985 in Geological Society of America abstract programs
Already in press at that time was an article describing
the site and the condition of the bones: Kyle L. Davies,
“Duckbill Dinosaurs [Hadrosauridae, Ornithischia] from the
North Slope of Alaska”, Journal of Paleontology, vol.61,
Now, here is the problem: these bones are still in fresh
condition. They are not fossilised.
Is this because they were preserved by cold? Not at all.
It is standard geological interpretation that even after
the dinosaurs died out, the entire planet was much warmer.
These developments are certainly food for thought.
It is undeniable that fresh dinosaur bones have been found.
Items have appeared in the secular literature saying
exactly that. It is also evident that preservation in the
fresh state for even one million years is highly unlikely.
The obvious conclusion is that these bones were deposited
in relatively recent times.
This bone bed is stunning evidence that the time of the
dinosaurs was not millions of years ago, but perhaps only
It is time geologists recognised the implications of their
UNFOSSILISED BLOOD CELLS
Real blood cells in dinosaur bones? With traces of the
blood protein hemoglobin?
Preposterous!… that is, if you think these dinosaur remains
are 65 million years old or more.
Okay, let me share with you another discovery.
In the United States in 1990, the bones of a beautifully
preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton were unearthed.
When these were brought to the Montana State University’s
laboratory, it was noticed that “some parts deep inside the
long bone of the leg had not completely fossilized.” ( M.
Schweitzer and T. Staedter, ‘The Real Jurassic Park’, Earth ,
June 1997 pp. 55-57)
Mary Schweitzer and her co-workers took turns looking
through a microscope at a thin section of this dinosaur
bone, complete with blood vessel channels.
She says: “The lab filled with murmurs of amazement, for I
had focused on something inside the vessels that none of us
had ever noticed before: tiny round objects, translucent red
with a dark center.
Then a colleague took one look at them and shouted,
‘You’ve got red blood cells. You’ve got red
Schweitzer says, “I got goose bumps. It was exactly
like looking at a slice of modern bone.”
She confronted her boss, famous paleontologist
‘Dinosaur’ Jack Horner.
“I can’t believe it,” she said. “The bones, after
all, are 65 million years old. How could blood cells
survive that long?”
“How about you try to prove they are NOT red blood
cells,” responded Horner.
So she tried. And the verdict? “So far, we haven’t
been able to.”
The evidence that hemoglobin (the protein which makes
blood red and carries oxygen) has indeed survived in
this dinosaur bone casts immense doubt upon the
‘millions of years’ idea.
Here is that evidence:
* The tissue was colored reddish brown, the color of
hemoglobin, as was liquid extracted from the dinosaur
* Hemoglobin contains heme units. Chemical signatures
unique to heme were found in the specimens when
certain wavelengths of laser light were applied.
* Because it contains iron, heme reacts to magnetic
fields differently from other proteins – extracts from
this specimen reacted in the same way as modern
* To ensure that the samples had not been contaminated
with certain bacteria which have heme (but never the
protein hemoglobin), extracts of the dinosaur fossil
were injected over several weeks into rats.
If there was even a minute amount of hemoglobin present
in the Tyrannosaurus Rex sample, the rats’ immune
system should build up detectable antibodies against
this compound. This is exactly what happened in
carefully controlled experiments.
Evidence of hemoglobin, and the still-recognizable
shapes of red blood cells in unfossilized dinosaur bone,
testifies strongly that this dinosaur did not live and
die millions of years ago.
The process of biochemical decay starts soon after
death. These cells should long since have disintegrated…
unless they are just a few thousand years old.
It hasn’t been so long!
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Jonathan Gray has traveled the world to gather data on
ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely
unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon
headwaters. The author has also led expeditions to the
bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert
regions of the world. He lectures internationally.