Over the years, scientists have been looking for evidence of the existence of prehistoric civilization. Many people believe that prehistoric civilization was real. In that era, they were tall and were called prehistoric giants. In the process of exploration, scientists found that there are huge footprints in some parts of the world. These footprints are not from human beings. Are these footprints really left by prehistoric giants?
The great footprints of Shaanxi
Scientists found huge footprints in China, which appeared in a small village in Shaanxi Province. It happened in 1967. A farmer living in Shenmu county, Shaanxi Province, went to the mountain to collect stones. It was a very sunny day. He looked around. Unexpectedly, several huge footprints appeared in front of him. The farmer quickly removed the stone beside the footprints and found that there were hundreds of these huge footprints. The farmer found that the size of these footprints was twice that of his own, so he quickly told other people in the village about the situation, and the huge footprints incident in Shenmu county, Shaanxi Province spread, and even scientists came here to find out.
When scientists came here for field exploration, they found more than 100 giant footprints crisscrossing in 40 square meters. These footprints vary in depth and size. Even the smallest footprints are larger than those of adults, with an average length of about 40 cm. Scientists calculated by measuring the trade and found that the height of the person with these footprints should be close to three meters, but even the tallest person in the world is only 2.72 meters tall. Therefore, many people speculate that these footprints may not be left by human beings, but the footprints of savages.
The truth of footprints
The legend of savages has been circulating in Shennongjia, and the footprints of savages are suspected to have been found. However, scientists do not think so. Even the footprints of savages in Shennongjia are only 30 cm long, while the transactions in Shenmu county are much larger. Local villagers claimed that the footprints were originally covered with 78 meter high stone layers. Therefore, scientists changed their thinking and began to analyze 10 layers. They found that the footprints were formed in the Jurassic period 150 million years ago.
Shenmu county is still rich in coal resources. Scientists guess that maybe 150 million years ago, Shenmu county was still a dense forest. After hundreds of millions of years of evolution, coal was formed after the death of vegetation. At that time, dinosaurs ruled the earth, so scientists speculated that these footprints were probably left by dinosaurs, and the dinosaur that left footprints was Stegosaurus.
Stegosaurus has very short forelimbs and can’t walk fast, so when it walks, its hind feet will step on the footprints of its forefeet, which will form footprints similar to those of human beings. The secret of Shenmu county’s largest footprints has been solved. These well preserved footprints also provide a basis for human beings to study the evolution of life. Now a museum has been built here. You can visit it if you are interested.