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Did people exist during the dinosaur times?
Question Date: 2009-10-04
Answer 1:

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 great question!

Answer 2:

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!

Answer 3:

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 dolphins.

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