Interesting Items in the News

Public interest in dinosaur skeletons is greater than ever. A mysterious skeleton recently sold for $2.3 million at auction in Paris. The largely-intact, 27 foot Jurassic skeleton of a still-unknown species was excavated in the western United States in 2013. The high price commanded for this large, carnivorous dinosaur has concerned some scientists who are afraid that museums will not be able to compete with the private auction for the acquisition of prized skeletons.

Recently Added to the Park

Genesis Park recently participated in another trip to Peru to study the Ica Stones at the Cabrera Museum. The goal is to follow up on the initial authentication research documented in the paper Can the Ica Stones be Independently Authenticated? Our objective is to take samples and recover relic metals from Ica Stones that display clear dinosaurian figures and submit them to a lab for SEM/EDX [Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy] analysis. The results inform us about the tools used in the production of the artifacts, whether ancient bronze implements or modern steel/iron implements. We hope to produce a follow-up article soon, which will then be added to the Essays section. A 15th century Hungarian ceramic heating tile that depicts a dragon with clear pterosaurian characteristics has been added to the Ancient Pterosaur Depictions page. On this same page, Genesis Park was recently able to get a hi-res photo of the Anasazi Indian Prayer Stick which seems to depict a Thalassodromeus pterosaur.

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Upcoming Events

Our Upcoming Expeditions page has been updated to reflect the initiatives planned for the next few years. We are optimistic of an exciting discovery in the near future! The DinoDave website features Dave Woetzel’s speaking schedule and an overview of “The Creation Investigation.”

Visitor Feedback

A couple of recent comments from visitors to Genesis Park:

        • Ann writes “Where is the park located?”
        • [RESPONSE] Genesis Park is only a virtual facility. Perhaps one day if we capture one of these remaining dinosaurian creatures, we will establish a physical location.
        • Linda wrote, “I want to comment on your text [The Anglo Saxon Chronicle quote] This remarkable book also describes an encounter with a dragon in 1405: ‘Close to the town of Bures, near Sudbury, there has lately appeared, to the great hurt of the countryside, a dragon, vast in body, with a crested head, teeth like a saw, and a tail extending to an enormous length.’ After several years of work, my husband and I believe we can make a plausible case that the ‘dragon’ was a Nile crocodile belonging to Lionel of Antwerp, who owned a castle with a menagerie at Clare.”
        • RESPONSE: “Hello Linda, Thanks for stopping by Genesis Park and leaving a comment. I’d be curious to know if he kept the croc outside all year. I can’t imagine it surviving winter at that latitude. The tail description would fit. But the crested head description is not a particularly good fit. Surely someone would have known about crocodiles and identified this monster, especially if the menagerie had been kept just a couple of towns upstream. I’m doubtful.”

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