Did humans live with dinosaurs? Excavating "man tracks" along the paluxy river

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The alleged "man tracks" beside dinosaur tracks near Glen Rose, Texas, are among the most enduring pieces of evidence used by young-Earth creationists to reject evolution. Despite the tracks' fame, their most persistent advocate - that is, Carl Baugh of the Creation Evidence Museum - has published neither (1) peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals about the tracks nor (2) clear, convincing, unenhanced photographs of unaltered tracks taken during an excavation. I participated in an excavation sponsored by Baugh's Creation Evidence Museum that uncovered three "man tracks" that Baugh and his assistants verified as being made by humans. These "tracks" are presented here and are among the first clear, unenhanced photographs of freshly uncovered "man tracks" taken during a Baugh-led excavation. They look no different than any of the countless other scuffs, cracks, and erosion marks in the area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Carl Baugh
  • Creationism
  • Paluxy man tracks
  • paleontology
  • teaching evolution

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