Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2018-04-21

Finding fossils can be a fact of life for construction crews excavating in California. That's what happened when crews broke ground to begin the new Bay Area Calaveras Dam in 2013. They just didn't expect to find so many.

Sat, 2018-04-21

A cousin of modern-day crocodiles, Mandasuchus tanyauchen was an archosaur — the lineage of reptiles that include dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.

Sat, 2018-04-21

Paleontologists discovered oldest turtle predecessor species that belong to the time of Cretaceous period. Now it can be said that the today’ modern turtles...

Fri, 2018-04-20

Skeletal remains found at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir this week appear to belong to an ancient mammoth.

Thu, 2018-04-19

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley....

Sat, 2018-04-21

The dinosaurs have become extinct and we’ve all introduced about them. Probably you have heard several theories about extinction and even, in the form of story or fact.

Tue, 2018-04-17

A fossil slab discovered in Kansas 70 years ago and twice misidentified -- first as a green alga and then as a cephalopod -- has been reinterpreted as the preserved remains of a large cartilaginous fish, the group that includes sharks and rays. Researchers now...

Wed, 2018-04-18

Paleontologists believe that all non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out when a giant asteroid or comet collided with...

Mon, 2018-04-16

The Trump administration's move to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent jeopardizes future research and excavation in one of the densest fossil troves in the world, according to scientists who work in the region...

Sat, 2018-04-14

Here's a brainteaser: Do the 520-million-year-old fossils of an ancient, bug-like creature actually show a silhouette of its brains? Or are these blobby shapes in its head merely fossilized bacteria?

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