Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2018-07-14

In the deserts of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district, paleontologists have stumbled upon nearly 47 million-year-old fossils of primitive whale, shark teeth, crocodilian teeth and turtle bones, which according to experts suggest that the area was under sea in the pre-...

Wed, 2018-07-18

Eocene Epoch, second of three major worldwide divisions of the Paleogene Period (66 million to 23 million years...

Wed, 2018-07-18

AT THE DAWN of the Paleogene—the beginning of the Cenozoic era—...

Thu, 2018-07-12

A bird that lived alongside dinosaurs may have used its beak to preen its feathers, as modern birds do. But it...

Fri, 2018-07-13

The findings of archaeologists lifted the veil of secrecy in the history of mankind.

Thu, 2018-07-12

A seemingly unremarkable fossil first collected on a Melbourne beach more than 60 years ago has turned out to be the oldest known evidence of the rare pygmy right whale.

Sat, 2018-07-07

Southeast Oregon’s Fossil Lake has attracted amateur fossil collectors and paleontologists since the l880s, but a recent discovery astounded University of Oregon scientists.

Tue, 2018-07-10

According to a study published in the journal Science, the earliest New World dogs were not domesticated from North American wolves; instead, they form a lineage that likely...

Wed, 2018-07-11

These so-called lessemsaurids lived roughly 237 million to 201 million years ago in present-day Argentina, roughly 47 million years before...

Sat, 2018-06-30

This bird skull Ichthyornis adds new dates for when key features of modern birds appeared....

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