Sunday, 9 January 2011

Huge Fossil Graveyard Found in China

All land animals outside Noah’s ark met their death in a year-long global catastrophe.

Joel Kontinen

Researchers have found a huge fossil graveyard in south west China. According to LiveScience, it is “a giant cache of nearly 20,000 fossil reptiles, shellfish and a host of other prehistoric creatures”.

A research team led by Shixue Hu reported on the finds online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The researchers assume that the mass grave holds the remains of animals that met their death in the mass extinction event at the end of the Permian Period some 250 million years ago. The event is assumed to be “the most devastating mass extinction on Earth.”

Genesis also describes a huge mass extinction event that put an end to all land-based life outside Noah’s ark. Some 4500 years ago all land animals outside the ark met their death in a year-long global catastrophe.

The Flood left massive fossil graveyards all over the world. (You can read more here and here.)


Choi, Charles Q. 2010. Cache in Chinese Mountain Reveals 20,000 Prehistoric Fossils. LiveScience (21 December).