The death of a pterodactyl
作者: Jean-Loïc Le QuellecPaul BahnMarvin Rowe
作者单位: 11 Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF) , Centre national de la recherche scientifique , Brenessard , St-Benoist-sur-Mer 85540 , France (Email: )
2 2 428 Anlaby Road , Hull HU3 6QP , UK (Email: )
3 3 Office of Archaeological Studies , 7 Old Cochiti Road , Santa Fe , NM 87507 , USA (Email: )
刊名: Antiquity, 2015, Vol.89 (346), pp.872-884
来源数据库: Cambridge University Press Journal
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2015.54
原始语种摘要: The pictograph discovered at Black Dragon Canyon, Utah, in the late 1920s, is a classic example of the Barrier Canyon style, dating probably to AD 1–1100. Creationists, however, have argued, from the incomplete preservation of the motifs, that it depicts a winged monster or pterosaur. A new study using portable X-ray fluorescence refutes this ill-founded interpretation and reveals a scene characteristic of Barrier Canyon style, featuring an anthropomorphic figure. By removing interpretational bias, the new technology finally lays to rest the Black Dragon Canyon pterosaur.
全文获取路径: Cambridge U Press 

  • pterosaur 翼龙
  • incomplete 末完成的
  • probably 或许
  • pictograph 象形文字
  • Black 布莱克
  • preservation 保存
  • monster 畸形
  • winged 有翼的
  • dating 年代测定
  • removing 删除