If you are looking for some free fiction to listen to this weekend, check out Escape Pod's podcast of Paul Martens' The Color of a Brontosaurus.
There was no doubt that the femur was that of a modern human. Not a proto-human, or some previously unknown dinosaur. Joel and Renee had arrived at the same answer. It was demonstrable, provable. When they finally did release news of the discovery, people might argue about it, but they’d be unable to refute it.Image: "Taking own the skeleton of a dinosaur" at what is now Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
But how did they answer the next question? How did the bone come to be embedded in solid rock millions and millions of years before such a bone could have existed?
It had to be a time traveler. There was no other answer. Or was that just what he wanted to believe?
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