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Ancient Mayan Pterosaur?

From the placard describing this object: This object is a cised lidded bowl, Early "Classic Period", with ring foot, cylindrical sides, surmounted on the top by a conical-shaped lid with "avial" head as handle.

The "bird" has a wide notched beak, ridged eyes and crest, domed sides incised with outspread wings. The entire object is in black with traces of red pigment. Earthenware (Blackware), traces of red pigment Classic period, AD 250-450. The object is Mayan and is from the country of Guatemala.

Source: The Gardiner Museum

The photo on the right is from Nature.com and is of a baby pterosaur found recently in China. Click here to read more about it There were hundreds of different types of Pterosaurs, but compare this piece from approximately 1700 to 1800 years ago with the actual egg found last year. Did man and pterosaur co-exist?

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