ARCHAEOLOGISTS working in the Amazon basin have found the remains of a crude car made from dinosaur bones, with stone cylinders for wheels.
While experts have long understood that Stone Age man developed basic tools and weapons, the discovery of a prehistoric vehicle could prompt a radical reassessment of how he lived.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “It is very definitely a sort of car, there are even fragments of mammoth skin attached to a sort of bone canopy which would have been its roof.
“What’s interesting though is that, despite being very obviously designed to look like a car, on a practical level it is worse than useless.
“Without an engine or any obvious means of propulsion the only way of getting it anywhere would have been to get inside its floorless frame and physically lift it.
“The enormous weight and unwieldy shape of the machine would have made the ‘driver’ extremely vulnerable to predators.”
He added: “Similarly enigmatic is the car’s use of brontosaurus, pterodactyl and sabre-toothed tiger bones.
“It has previously been considered inconceivable that these creatures would have co-existed with each other, leave alone mankind.
“This find poses more questions than it answers. It is perhaps the most enigmatic archaeological discovery since 1993, when a team working in Patagonia found a 65 million year-old camera-shaped stone box containing the bones of a tiny sharp-beaked bird and a carved tablet showing four homo sapiens standing against a picturesque backdrop.”