Originally Posted by neon
Dinosaurs weren't called dinosaurs in till the 18th century they were known as dragons. The Bible talks about dragons in the King James version as real animals.
I'm sure they found fossilized remains back then as well, but it's unlikely they would understand that they were looking at rock and not actual bone. They probably assumed that they were still around but extremely rare. Nobody ever actually saw one alive.
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