In connection with Tuesday’s post, we also see a mass burial of Dinosaur bones jumbled up at Dinosaur National Monument. Here are six facts regarding the rich fossil deposit that all match very well with a flood situation causing this formation – and continue reading this article to see the full significance:
Fact #1: The most common fossil in the Quarry sandstone is not the dinosaur, but a group of clams, of the genus Unio.
Fact #2: The original Brushy Basin deposit was dominated by silica-rich volcanic ash representing explosive volcanism on a colossal scale.
Fact #3: Fossils from the DNM quarry represent a water-transported and processed assemblage, not an in situ ecosystem.
Fact #4: The agent that transported the clams, carcasses, clay, snails, sand, and pebbles was itself a most extraordinary sedimentary process.
Fact #5: Food requirements for the giant herbivores imply abundant vegetation, yet fossil evidence for localized swamps, or for in situ flourishing of plants, is scant to nonexistent.
Fact #6: The “mass accumulation” of dinosaur bones at DNM, a sort of trademark feature for the Morrison Formation in the American West, represents a mystery that lacks satisfactory explanation.
The deposit indicates enormous volcanoes, a suspension means of transport… Clams, snails, and dismembered dinosaurs within the same deposit demonstrate a watery catastrophe.”
Read the whole article here: http://www.icr.org/article/106/274/