150-Million Year Old Baby Bird Fossil/ W Hide Scraper!Written by Steven Mopntes
150-Million Year Old Baby Bird Fossil/ Hide Scraper!
I was using my metal detector in foothills of Tucson, Arizona. As luck would have it, I never find what I am Seeking. As day started to come to an end. I was walking back to my truck with metal detector resting on my shoulder. I caught sight of an unusual looking rock laying on ground. After picking up rock I dusted rock on my pant leg and noticed a fossilized baby bird just off center of stone. I turned stone over to reveal more of bird’s body on back of stone. After showing bird off to some of my friends, I decided to take stone to University of Arizona. I wanted to learn more about what I had found. My first stop at U of A was at American History Museum. I was told to take my stone to Paleontology Department across lawn in front of where I was. When I got there I saw a professor in his office. I asked him if I could talk to a Paleontologist. He asked why, so I handed him stone and preceded to tell him how I had found stone. His eyes got big with excitement as he examined stone while we walking down hallway to another office. Soon theirs were several professor and people looking at stone in awe over my good fortune. As they talked, I listened. The rock I found was secondary sedimentary solidified black limestone. Which is not indigenous to this area. I was told rock could have come from Canada, Montana, Kansas, China, or even from South America. The baby bird fossil was 150 million years old. This period in time is when birds evolved from reptiles. Another professor pointed out to me other inclusions that were in stone like plant matter, twigs, and other foreign objects not identifiable to him. A professor stated that there was proof that this rock was found on top of ground impact marks etched into rock as rain hit front of stone for thousands of years while it lay on top of ground. The marks were small circular pockets about size of a pencil eraser grouped together. It was also mentioned that there was once other bones near chest of bird that had fallen out over time but imprint of bones are still visible. They could not identify species of bird, as there is nothing on record, to compare it to. I was asked by one of professors if I wouldn’t mind waiting for one more professor who was still in class to come see stone. He stated that this professor was part of their group and they wanted his opinion of stone. As he approached, I handed him, stone. He looked at it for a moment and stated that this stone was an artifact that had been carved by primitive man into a tool used to scrape flesh away from hide of game killed for food. It turned out that this mans background is in field of Archeology. A silence fell on people gathered we listened to information being given about this rare find.
Analyzing Dreams - a beginners guideWritten by Kevin Sheldrake
There are many theories as to what 'dreams' are. Doorways to subconscious, glimpses into spirit realm, or visions of future - at one point or another we all probably subscribe to one or more of these theories. Personally, I believe that dreams are ways in which our subconscious minds attempt to show conscious that cold hard view of world we see while awake is not only dimension of existence. The most marvellous kind of dreams are 'lucid' dreams. These occur when you realize you are dreaming, but stay in dream. At that point you can usually start to control dream. This has led some researchers to think that dreams are simply random 'processes' in mighty supercomputer that is human brain, firing off as system slips into 'power saver' mode!
Whatever your beliefs, you will no doubt at some time or other wonder what one of your dreams 'means'. The first thing to remember is that subconscious mind deals in images, not words. So try to focus on imagery of dream, not language. Nevertheless, you need to record your dreams on paper or dictaphone so you can study them later. The main problem here is that when you wake up it may take you several minutes to remember that you should be writing down your dreams, by which time, of course, they will have evaporated into thin air, so keep your pen and paper near bed. You may wake up in middle of night, and if you don't immediately write down dream, it will most likely vanish forever. This is what poeple who say 'I don't dream' really mean - they simply can't remember their dreams!
Once you have some raw material to work with, how do you interpret it? Interpretations of dreams are highly personal, although there are a few culture-specific symbols we all seem to share (such as 'snake' meaning sex, for example). Other symbolism may be obscure to your, but you need to remember that your subconscious is trying to show you something, and even if it is couched as a riddle, it makes sense on some level.