Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sun, 2019-09-08

The turtle shell was found during an extensive dig in the Jura Mountains, which gave the Jurassic Period its name, undertaken at the start of the 21st...

Thu, 2019-09-05

Aquatic, worm-like animals capable of crawling through mud appeared at least 550 million years ago, according to new fossil evidence. The discovery is helping to resolve a longstanding question as to when segmented, mobile animals first appeared on the planet....

Sat, 2019-08-31

Fossil crane flies found in Denmark have crystals in their eyes — individual, see-through mineral pieces where the living eyes’ lenses once were.

Thu, 2019-08-29

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Curator and Case Western Reserve University Adjunct Professor Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie and his team of researchers have discovered a "remarkably complete" cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor from the...

Thu, 2019-08-29

Research by Russian paleontologists revealed an unexpected diversity of insect pollinators in 99-million-year-old amber.

Thu, 2019-08-29

Clues from Canadian rocks formed billions of year ago reveal a previously unknown loss of life even greater than that of the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, when Earth lost nearly three-quarters of its plant and animal species....

Wed, 2019-08-28

A new study led by Uppsala University researchers provides the first direct evidence of filter feeding in Jurassic pterosaurs and shows that they had a similar...

Wed, 2019-08-28

The extinct mammal relative, named Pseudotherium argentinus, lived during the Triassic Period, about 231 million years ago....

Sat, 2019-08-24

Understanding and knowing the evolution of the planet, in addition to the living beings that have inhabited it for millions of years, is possible thanks to the discovery of fossils, those remains of organisms that have been preserved in rocks.

Thu, 2019-08-22

A 20-million-year-old monkey skull that fits in the palm of an adult’s hand may contain remnants of piecemeal brain evolution in ancient primates.