Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-12-28

A treasure trove of over a dozen fossils of animals, which lived 2 to 9 million years ago, has been found in southwestern Turkey, according to researchers.

Sat, 2018-12-22

Fossils have taught us an enormous amount about the history of life on Earth, but there are always new things to find. Here is a highly subjective selection of the best discoveries of the year.

Fri, 2018-12-21

Argentine paleontologists unveiled the replica of a 65-million-year-old skeleton of a plesiosaur marine reptile found in a Patagonian lake in 2009.

Thu, 2018-12-20

Since the success of the Jurassic Park film series, it is widely known that insects from the Age of the Dinosaurs can be found exceptionally well...

Thu, 2018-12-20

A new study suggests that the winged reptile fell prey to a hungry predator lurking in the water.

Tue, 2018-12-18

Pterosaurs lived side by side with dinosaurs, some 230 to 66 million years ago. They were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight, but in the...

Tue, 2018-12-18

Feathers found in Burmese amber dating back 100 million years are so exquisitely preserved that palaeontologists have been able to make a detailed study of their structure - and they're like nothing seen in...

Sat, 2018-12-15

The Burgess Shale is a huge deposit of unique fossils that reveals records of the middle Cambrian, a vital period in...

Thu, 2018-12-13

A lot happened in the world of paleontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors and a major controversy whose outcome could rewrite human history.

Wed, 2018-12-12

The carbon composition of enamel in early hominin teeth, supported by soil sample evidence, suggests our ancestors were dietary generalists, able to eat a wide variety of plants that grow in both semi-arid and wooded areas.

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