Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2018-05-08

It's unclear how the animal died, but its body fell to the bottom of the lake, where it lay buried for about 16,000 years — that is, until this past fall, when landscapers in Utah unexpectedly unearthed the horse's remains in their backyard.

Sun, 2018-05-06

An 11-year-old girl from Tennessee stumbled upon a rare fossil that was 475 million years old.

Sat, 2018-05-05

On the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon, researchers have made an exciting find: stone tools and bones from a butchered rhinoceros that date to 709,000 years ago, hundreds of thousands of years before modern humans evolved.

Thu, 2018-05-03

A bird that lived alongside dinosaurs may have preened its feathers like modern birds — despite a full mouth of teeth that also let it chomp like a dino.

Thu, 2018-05-03

But this is merely the latest in a long line of fossil discoveries that have made Scotland one of the world's great hunting grounds for palaeontologists.

Sat, 2018-04-28

A fossil discovered near Kemmerer, Wyoming, may be the first of its kind and is the largest mammal found to date in the 50-million-year-old Green River Formation

Mon, 2018-04-30

The Tasmanian tiger has been extinct for more than 80 years — but that could be about to change.

Fri, 2018-04-27

What started with a little landscaping, turned into an all-out excavation project with local paleontologists gathering and removing the 16,000-year-old bones.

Tue, 2018-05-01

Paraceratherium is a genus of hornless rhinoceros, and one of the largest terrestrial mammals that has ever existed. It lived from the early to late ...

Fri, 2018-04-27

A new two-pronged approach to analyzing dinosaur teeth reveals that, while all of the dinosaurs in the study were meat-eaters, when sidling up to The Old Cretaceous Country Buffet some went for the soft-serve prey and others gravitated toward the hard stuff....