Zhengjian Book Series: Removing the Veil from Prehistoric Civilizations, Part 2: Footprints of the Ancients

Zhengjian Editorial Team

PureInsight | April 7, 2003

I. Footprints of the Ancients

I.1 Footprints of the Ancients

Ancient Footprints on Trilobite Fossils

Current evolutionary theory is being challenged as the world's leading archaeologists make ground-breaking discoveries. Professional and amateur archaeologists are moving forward and subsequently casting doubts on the widely accepted theory of evolution. Hominid fossils and fossil imprints of past geologic ages have been discovered worldwide that could revolutionize modern theories about humans' evolution. Such finds should invite reconsideration of theories that relate to the history of human development.

William J. Meister, an American who was an avid amateur fossil collector, made an astounding find on June 1, 1968. In Antelope Springs, about 43 miles northwest of Delta, Utah, in a fossil rich site, Meister found a large piece of rock with a human footprint. The footprint however, appears to be made by a sandal. The sandal measured 10 inches (or approximately 26 cm) in length, with the sole showing a width of 3 inches (or 8.9 cm) and the heel a width of 3 inches (or 7.6 cm). The heel appeared to be approximately 1/8 of an inch thick (or 1.7 cm). Amazingly, he also found trilobites right in the footprint.

Please note that trilobites were small marine creatures that existed between 260 and 600 million years ago, which is an indication that this discovery was of value with respect to the prehistoric origins of human life. This finding may very well disprove the evolutionary theory that is prevalent today.

Comparing this find with today's footwear we can conceptualize a certain degree of sophistication in a civilization that may have existed as long as 600 million years ago. The true implications of this finding are definitely hard to comprehend. Shouldn't modern historians subsequently reconsider modern day's theory of evolution? Don't such findings suggest an alternative path of human development?

In 1968, the fossil with a shoe print on top of a trilobite that existed between 600-260 million years ago was discovered by amateur fossil specialist Meister. (Photo courtesy of Henry Johnson)

Enlarged photo of the shoe print with a trilobite at the upper left side (Photo courtesy of Creation Evidence Museum)

Realistically, doubts have existed within the modern theory of evolution throughout the 19th century. The US Science Journal, reports in Volume 5 that numerous beautifully preserved fossil footprints were discovered on the bank of the Mississippi River south of St. Louis, in a limestone rich area, by a French explorer. The explorer reported that each footprint showed the muscle curves of the human sole. Additional discoveries were documented in Volume 7 (pages 364-367, 1885) of the US Journal of Ancient Culture Relic Research. On the same side of the Mississippi River a deep impression, two feet long by one foot deep, possibly made by a reel or a paper scroll, was also found. All of these findings were dated by radioactive decay techniques (subsequent to 1885--Ed) and found to be approximately 345 million years. Such anthropological findings strongly suggest that human life is much older than present day evolutionary theory implies. Furthermore, such discoveries suggest that human civilizations similar to - or more advanced than - today's societies existed more than 100 million years ago.

Other startling archaeological finds have been reported in America. In 1927, an amateur geologist found, in the Triassic limestone of Nevada's Fisher Canyon, a fossil shoe print that, surprisingly, also contained a complete broken-off heel. The carbon-dated age is approximately 225 million years. Unexpectedly, when the relic was recently reexamined through microscopic photography, it was discovered that the leather on the heel was sewn together with two rows of crewel, exactly one-third of an inch apart. Such a shoe-making technique did not exist in 1927. Samuel Hubbar, honorary director of the Museum of Archaeology in Oakland, California, stated, in an opinion on the find, that "Today's people (1927) on the earth are not yet able to make this kind of shoe. Looking at this kind of evidence indicates that at the time of suspected uncivilized arthropods, millions of years ago, people with high intelligence appear to have existed ……"

Hai Tao, a noted Chinese fossil expert, found a fossil looking like a human shoe footprint at the Red Mountain in the city of Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. This find was dated back about 270 million years. The shoe appeared to have been approximately 26 cm long, wider at the toes and narrower at the heel. A double-sewn stitch impression can be seen also. The left side of the shoe print is clearer than the right side, and the depth of the print appears to be shallow in the middle and deeper on the two ends, giving the impression of a left shoe print. As this shoe print is comparable to the one found at the Fisher Canyon in the U.S., it was called the "Opatz myth" of Xinjiang (suggesting that the artifact does not conform to the stratum period). Hai Tao's hypotheses, expounded in the Journal of Geographic Science that the "Opatz myth" phenomenon gives reason to believe in a great migration during that period of time.

Along with the discoveries of human footprints dating back several hundreds of millions of years also came the discoveries of ancient paper rolls, as well as dinosaur footprint fossils. More foot and shoe prints were brought to light during the 1970's in the Carrizo Valley in northwest Oklahoma. These prints occur in both the Morrison formation and Dakota sandstone, they are dated as being between 155 and 100 million years old. The shoe prints are more clearly defined, and reveal their wearers to have been above normal size, with the imprints averaging 20 inches long and 8 inches across the ball of the foot. The bare footmarks are somewhat eroded, but show evidence of definite pressure ridges. Several are in very close proximity to dinosaur tracks. But the out-of-place footprints were also found in other areas. The "American Anthropologist", volume IX (1896), page 66, describes the finding of a perfect human imprint in stone about 4 miles north of Parkersburg, on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River. The track was 14 1/2 inches long, and was found embedded in a large stone. Though few specifics were given, one expert has calculated from the type of rock depicted, and its position on the river's edge, that the track must be at least 150 million years old, according to modern geologic dating. Such giant tracks were also found in other places. Fourteen-inch long footprints were found in Virginia. Giant tracks with each individual footprint about 35 inches in length were found in the sandstone in Kansas. The sizes of these footprints are much bigger than those of today's man, and all footprints are one million years old.

With the findings of these footprints, it is sufficient to call the entire Darwinian theory of evolution into question and revolutionize present ideas about biological history. Even more astonishing to scientists were the discoveries of artifacts that were more than several hundreds of millions years old that revealed mankind's advanced technology and civilizations at that time.

In the next chapter, we will introduce some of these archaeological findings of ancient technologies.

Translated From: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/3/18/20878.html

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