Curiosities

Wed, 2016-11-30

The Protoceratops skeleton was first discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews. Andrews was a renowned paleontologist of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, United States.

Wed, 2016-11-30

Was there any real proof that dinosaurs really did exist? To begin with, the fossils are the only source, clue and remains of the prehistoric animals and plants that lived millions of years ago.

Sun, 2016-11-20

Bony skull ornaments appeared in most rapidly growing species, new research suggests.

Sun, 2016-11-20

Everyone is once again asking, “Can we clone dinosaurs?” The answer is easy: No. But there’s more to the story than just cloning.

Sat, 2016-11-19

Paleontologists use fossils to try to figure out three main things about fossils: Identity and origin of the fossil, the fossil’s environment, and what the fossil can tell us about the history of the earth.

Sat, 2016-11-19

People have been very interested in fossil bones for a very long time. The ancient Chinese thought fossil bones were the bones of magical dragons.

Sat, 2016-11-19

Paleontology is the science dealing with the fossils of long-deceased animals and plants that lived up to billions of years ago. It’s an interdisciplinary field involving geology, archaeology, chemistry, biology, archaeology and...

Sat, 2016-11-19

A group of paleontologists visited the northern Arizona wilderness site nicknamed a “dinosaur dance floor” and concluded there were no dinosaur tracks there, only a dense collection of unusual potholes eroded in the sandstone....

Sat, 2016-11-19

According to the University of California Museum of Paleontology website, “Paleontology is a rich field, imbued with a long and interesting past and an even more intriguing and hopeful future. Many people think paleontology is the study...

Sat, 2016-11-19

The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a mass extinction of some three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth that occurred over a geologically...

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