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At what time in history did man become aware of the existence of the dinosaurs and the extent to which they populated the planet?

28 Jan

This is a really entertaining site, if you're into dinosaurs!

Answer by Quora Moderation:

I found a site that you should really enjoy exploring: History of Dinosaur Hunting. The first discovery appears to have been in 1676, but the person who illustrated it did not know what it was or understand its significance. William Buckland made the first scientific description of Megalosaurus: http://www.dinohunters.com/Hunte… The name "Dinosaur" came about in 1841, with the recognition that these "terrible lizards" were in a class by themselves. http://www.dinohunters.com/Hunte…

At what time in history did man become aware of the existence of the dinosaurs and the extent to which they populated the planet?

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1 Comment

Posted by on January 28, 2015 in just stuff

 

One response to “At what time in history did man become aware of the existence of the dinosaurs and the extent to which they populated the planet?

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    January 28, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Seriously? Now it’s claiming my answer came from “Quora Moderation.” I HOPE it’s just a bug…

     

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