This article by Dr. Velikovsky appeared in the KRONOS Journal in about 1978
Dinosaurs were found in the Laramie basin in Wyoming together with land plants “remarkably modern in their aspect”; these land plants bespoke a much more recent age than the Age of Reptiles, which, it is assumed, came to its end about 70 million years ago.
The plants were referred by paleobotanists to at least the Tertiary epoch, or the Age of Mammals.
“The Laramide group has given rise to one of the two most prolonged controversies in the history of American geology.”
[C.P. Dunbar, Historical Geology (1949), p. 375.]
But the paleozoologists persisted in ascribing the plants to the Age of Reptiles, and finally coerced the botanists into accepting their view.
In the redstone wall of Supai Canyon in the region of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona were discovered figures of animals cut by some prehistoric man.
“The fact that some prehistoric man made a pictograph of a dinosaur on the walls of this canyon upsets completely all of our theories regarding the antiquity of man.”
“The fact that the animal is upright and balanced on its tail would seem to indicate that the prehistoric artist must have seen it alive.”
Dinosaurs were in the vicinity, as is established by footprints discovered not more than one hundred miles from the picture.[S. Hubbard, the Doheny Scientific Expedition to the Hava Supai Canyon, Northern Arizona, 1925 (1927), p. 5. E. George, referring to these drawings in his The Adventures of Mankind (1931), says: “Dr. Ales Hrdlicka, President of Anthropology, has given a lecture on these discoveries. Though his facts seem almost fantastic, they demand attention. They are actually nothing more or less than an image of a dinosaur supporting itself on its hind legs and balanced by its enormous tail. And a second drawing shows a saurian attacking a man. … Third drawing portrays a human figure beside a mastodon.”]
The paleontologist’s scheme requires the extinction of dinosaurs sixty to seventy million years before man appeared on the Earth.
“Either man goes back in Geologic time to the Triassic Period, which is millions of years beyond anything yet admitted, or else there were ‘left over’ dinosaurs which came down into the age of the mammals. Yet even this last conclusion indicates a vast antiquity.”