People just love Flea Markets and I think its because they’re rich in history, opportunity, wonder and surprise.
You never know what you’ll find. You never know what that item is really worth.
Imagine this….buying a piece of amber at a market…that contains a dinosaur feather in it!
It happened to a scientist named Lida Xing at an amber market in Myanmar.
In 2015, Lida came across a curious piece of jewelry. It was a piece of amber with something inside of it that was assumed to be nothing more than a piece of some type of plant.
He had suspicions that it could be much, much more.
And it turns out that he was right.
It was a piece of 99 million-year-old history: a dinosaur feather.
It has been confirmed that the dino feather likely belonged to a Theropod, belonging to a group of Coelurosaurs.
It would be a small, bipedal carnivore that ran around on the ground rather than flying around.
In recent years Scientists have been coming to the conclusion that dinosaurs developed feathers in the Jurassic period, between 200 and 144 million years ago.
Dinosaurs began living side-by-side with birds in the Cretacous period, where this specimen is believed to have originated.
Most modern day birds are, in fact, relatives of the dinosaurs.
Cool score Xing!