Science says that man and dinosaurs missed each other by more than 40 million years. For this reason, they cannot accept that any art showing man interacting with a dinosaur is genuine. If they believe the piece to be genuine, then it follows that whatever is bing represented is not a dinosaur-no matter how apparent is the resemblance.
Conversely, creationists, or more specifically, we here at s8int.com do believe that dinosaurs co-existed with man in the recent past and that therefore, ancient art will be found which proves that this interaction took place. For this reason, we are liable to see a "dinosaur" when in fact the animal is actually something less mysterious. We all have to deal with our biases.
This is the 73rd page in this section and we feel confident that we've discovered at least a few pieces that prove the proposition that man and dinosaur coexisted.
We believe that this Chimu piece shows a man with a rope or a cloth tied around the neck of a juvenile dinosaur, which is either a pet or is being prepared for sacrifice. We've identified the type of dinosaur as possibly a maiasaur or an iquanodon, two related dinosaurs. As usual, everyone is encouraged to make up his/her own mind.
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From: emuseum.mankato "The Chimu civilization lasted from 1100 AD to the late 1400's AD. The Chimu state was characterized by conquest and expansion periods of the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. At one time, the Chimu empire encompassed 620 square miles. Minchancamon was the greediest and coincidentally the last leader of the Chimu state.
His quest for dominance, built on by his predecessors, resulted in the conquest of the Sican state to the north. In their quest for expansion, the Chimu encountered the Inca to the south.
The Chimu conflict with the Inca began in 1462, and the Inca eventually prevailed. The Inca conquered the Chimu state in 1475 - 1476.
The entire Chimu state was absorbed into the Tawantinsuyu community and resettled in the city of Cuzco to serve its new Inca rulers.
Comparison of Chimu animal with a Maiasaur. Source: Discovery Channel. Click and drag to resize.
The Chimu were well known for their elaborate irrigation systems. These systems provided a great deal of water for an ordinarily dry and arid land.
The longest of these irrigation canals extended twenty miles from the Chicama Valley to the capital city of Chan Chan.
The Inca technique of overwhelming the Chimu was to take out the intricate canal/irrigation system and divert the water back to the canal from whence it came.
The focus of the Chimu state was the city of Chan Chan. The Chimu state consisted of a hierarchically, highly organized, strict social class system. This system consisted of the nobles and the commoners.
It is estimated that the population of Chan Chan was around 70,000 people. This estimation is based on the amount of water wells and the notably densely populated areas of the Chimu times.
Comparison of Chimu animal with a Hadrosaur and Iguanadon artist conceptions. Click and drag to resize.
Iguanodonts were herbivorous dinosaurs that lived from the mid-Jurassic to Late Cretaceous. Some members include Camptosaurus, Callovosaurus, Iguanodon, and Ouranosaurus.
Iguanodonts were one of the first groups of dinosaurs to be found. They are among the best known of the dinosaurs, and include the "duck-billed" hadrosaurs.
Iguanodontians were fairly large animals, and some (such as Shantungosaurus, which measured up to 50 ft (15 m) in length and weighed up to 8 tons) approached the largest carnivorous dinosaurs in size.
Iguanodontia is often listed as an infraorder within a suborder Ornithopoda, though Benton (2004) lists Ornithopoda as an infraorder and does not rank Iguanodontia.
Traditionally, iguanodonts were grouped into the superfamily Iguanodontoidea and family Iguanodontidae. However, phylogenetic studies show that the traditional "iguanodontids" are a paraphyletic grade leading up to the hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs).
Groups like Iguanodontoidea are still used as unranked clades in the scientific literature, though many traditional "iguanodontids" are now included in the superfamily Hadrosauroidea. (like Maiasaur)..Wikipedia
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