Dinosaur footprints in turkmenistan
Located on an inclined plateau in the rugged, remote Koughitang mountains of the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan is one of the largest collections of dinosaur footprints and tracks on Earth. Similar collections of dinosaur traces have been found in neighboring countries in Central Asia and China, along with the United States, but none are as large as the collection in Turkmenistan, which is found in the southeastern portion of the country. Observers of the site say that human tracks are also located at the site at the same surface as the dinosaur tracks, or geologic layer classified as Jurassic, giving strong evidence that dinosaurs and humans once lived at the same time. Scientists have identified over 3,000 well-preserved dinosaur tracks of various species in the Koughitang mountains near the Turkmenistan plateau dinosaur site and several hundred dinosaur tracks on this particular plateau, which measures some 500 meters by 200 meters wide. These footprints and tracks contained many three-toed impressions into the limestone plateau surface. The largest footprints were up to 1.5 meters long but some were smaller, reflecting the diversity of the species and age that made the tracks. News of the discovery was first reported in 1980 and in 1983 by the Moscow News (No. 24, p. 10). The discovery was also published in the January 31. 1995 edition of the Komsomolskaya Pravda, which was one of the most popular newspapers in the former USSR. There has been little published about this discovery throughout the world, largely because it was discovered in the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan and also because of the obvious contradictions with mainstream science and academic thought, which claims that dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, long before man is believed to walk on the earth. Mainstream scientists throughout the world commonly ignore scientific discoveries that contradict with established doctrines, such as the macro-evolution of biological species over millions of years. However, this discovery gives strong evidence of man's co-existence with dinosaurs within a few thousand years. Several creationist media organizations have reported on this discovery over the years, however. Evolutionists and mainstream scientists cannot explain the presence of human footprints on this same preserved surface with the dinosaur footprints. Some evolutionists are willing to claim that human ancestors lived 150 million years ago, which would greatly increase the previously believed evolutionist timeline for man, which is currently claimed as six million years. Most mainstream scientists have ignored this discovery, which gives strong evidence of man's co-existence with dinosaurs within the last 6,000 years, as supported by the creation model.