Dr. Don Patton is a pastor, explorer, and adventurer. He has been involved in the fields of geology and archeology for the past 40+ years.
He has worked as Geologist in US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Jordan, Israel and Turkey.
He has also worked as an Archeologist in the United States, Mexico, Peru, France, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Cambodia, and Turkey. He has also participated in dinosaur excavations in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Canada, and Bolivia.
Dr. Patton’s first visit to the Paluxy River took place in the early 1970’s and since that time, he has been performing occasional excavations in search of more evidence for dinosaurs and man living contemporaneously. He along with Dr. Carl Baugh and others have discovered several human footprints, dinosaur tracks, and other dinosaur fossils.
He was also involved in excavating the longest consecutive dinosaur trail on the American continent in the Paluxy River area.
Dr. Patton, along with Dr. Dennis Swift, discovered a stone carving of a dinosaur, a Stegosaurus, on the outer wall of the Cambodian temple of Ta Prohm, originally dedicated in 1186 AD.
Dr. Patton also has spent time in Peru investigating the Ica Stones, some of which have dinosaurs carved on them.
He has also assisted with excavations in Israel (Pool of Siloam, 2004-08; Tower of Siloam, 2005-06, Palace of David, 2007-08). He also participated in Altar of Joshua excavations at Mt. Ebal under Adam Zertal, U. of Haifa, and was a geological consultant for the Qumran Plateau Excavation under Randall Price. This is the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.