The Mayan’s were wrong, but in the end, global warming will still get us all! That is right. Evidently, after forecasting a calendar that far outlived the civilization that created it, the world has once again survived the latest Chicken Little catastrophe to befall mankind. My guess is that the Mayans simply ran out of ink.
While there are very few indications that man and certain extinct dinosaurs coexisted. There are many so-called living fossils that are evidently largely unchanged over the eons of time postulated by Darwinian Theory) most of the evidence in the fossil record points to special creation. It is the nature of fossil formation that evidence for man and dinosaurs being co-mingled in the geologic column would be rare indeed, if not completely absent.
When using the evolutionary time frame we usually separate living organisms into the two categories that you mentioned, e.g. modern or prehistoric. As those who have acknowledged the biblical Flood as the major factor in the creation of the geologic column as well as the fossil record, we would not by apt to buy into the classic evolutionary argument concerning change over time.
This “miracle” is based upon the discovery of an extremely rich fossil layer that seemingly exploded out of nothing in the Cambrian layer of the geologic column. The Cambrian layer is the bedrock layer of the earth’s mantle. The only organisms found below this layer, i.e. the pre-Cambrian layer, are microscopic bacterial organisms.