Paleontologists have found a fossil site in North Dakota that contains animals and plants killed and buried within an hour of the meteor impact that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. This is the richest K-T boundary site ever found, incorporating insects, fish, mammals, dinosaurs and plants living at the end of the Cretaceous, mixed with tektites and rock created and scattered by the impact. The find shows that dinosaurs survived until the impact.
Wow. I was in the process of posting this very article as a New Topic when the Discourse software told me that you had already posted it just 4 minutes prior.
I suppose a major reason why such a news story resonates with us is that we are so accustomed to paleontology finds telling us about entire eras of earth histories—but in this case scientists are gathering clues of what happened in time spans of minutes and hours. Fascinating.
Apparently the paper includes mention of just one dinosaur fossil, a partial ilium. I know lots of scientists are expressing their distaste on twitter about how this is being sensationalised (being described as a “dinosaur graveyard”, for example).
I don’t think there is disagreement about the main findings of the paper though. We’ll see when it’s published…
Also no mention of feathers or mammal burrows in the paper. Odd. Oh and the New Yorker broke PNAS’ embargo
They use the k-t term.
anyways this is just what creationists welcome. Its not from a wave thrown up by a space rock but from waves etc pushed about during the first week of the great flood 4500 years ago.
It shows it was water. it killed things unrelated to age groups. This is a common point in YEC that dinosaurs etc did not die from old age but show a spectrum of ages due to a sudden kill off. 9I don’t agree there were dinos but to make the point i use the term)
Its so unlikely to imagine a space rock creating waves.
Everything is easily explained by gods word and the evidence in nature of a general crushing series of water flows around the planet destroying everything.
Indeed if these dinos were killed by water then why not all of them. this killed them, buried them, fossilized them.
And where did the iridium and tektites come from?
Because other dinosaurs are found in very different strata not indicative of being “killed by water”. Even the single dinosaur bone in this strata seems likely to have been transported, not from an animal killed by the wave.
Whaaaa? I’m 30 minutes west of the K-pg. Moscow Landing. We see evidence of tsunamis. Atleast four
More on this site will be coming out soon. I won’t go into details before the paper is published, but I know another couple of palaeontologists that have been working with this group on this site and they’ll be publishing some data in the next few months that narrows down the time of the impact to a specific season. Exciting stuff to look out for.
certainly if you were a dinosaur that day.
Its unlikely. they are just desperate to find a reason for the fauna/flora change as indicated happened suddenluy in the fossil record. Yet the already existing biblical flood idea settles the facts.
Space rocks is a myth with little evidence.
Actually constantly dinos are found to have been killed by water issues. the different strata is just from different water flows/wves depositing sediment.
In science conclusions should be slow to be formed about invisable matters. This is one of them.
any wave can be seen as evidence during the flood year. at least they admit water is involced. a little closer.
Why is it unlikely? Are you forgetting that we have a giant crater as evidence for the impact? That we have tektites radiating from that area? The shocked quartz? The iridium layer?
The New Yorker article mentions in passing some evidence for an impact in the fall. Exciting stuff, indeed.
Let’s just say that what I’ve heard is that the evidence suggests a different season.
It’s long been a science dream of mine that if time travel is ever invented, the first thing I’d do is go back and watch the Chicxulub impact (from a safe distance in low Earth orbit of course). This find is the first empirical data on what that day was actually like - the massive earthquakes, the seiche flooding, the fiery tektite rain, the panic and desperation of the local life. Wow just doesn’t do the find justice IMHO.