|Did people exist during the dinosaur times?
No, people did not exist during the time when
dinosaurs roamed the earth. The dinosaurs all
went extinct about 65 million years ago (thats a
long time!). The current thought, based on
fossilized remains and archeological evidence, is
that humans did not exist until about 2.5 million
years ago. So, as you can see, there was a long
time that passed between when the dinosaurs went
extinct and when humans were around (about 62.5
million years). However, our species, Homo
sapiens, did not exist until about 0.25 million
years ago (250,000 years).Best wishes and
Thanks for your question!In answer to your
question, there is almost no chance that people
existed during dinosaur times. The Mesozoic era,
commonly called "the age of the dinosaurs" lasted
from 250 to 65 million years ago. Currently,
scientists suggest modern humans (like you and me)
have only been around for about 2.5 million years
at most. That's about 60 million years between
people and dinosaurs! Scientists don't know
exactly when the last of the dinosaurs
disappeared, or when the first humans appeared, so
this is the best guess we have using the
scientific method. I hope this answers your
question Norma. Please ask us another question
again real soon!
No, people (humans like you and me) did not
exist during the time of the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs
existed during the late Triassic, Jurassic and
Cretaceous Periods (250-65 million years ago).
Hominids (the early humans) did not show up until
about 3 million years ago with Homo sapiens not
appearing until about 200,000 years ago.
Note that mammals (of which we are one) did
appear about the same time as the dinosaurs and
were even larger and more prevalent than dinos
during the Triassic. But during the Jurassic and
Cretaceous, mammals were pretty much small
(squirrel size), furry creatures that lived in
burrows and came out only at night. It wasn't
until after the dinosaurs disappeared at about 65
millions years ago that the mammals diversified
into all the different mammals we see today from
small mice to elephants and even whales and
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