Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-04-27

Between about 10,000 and 15,000 thousand years ago, it was a very different place, with large animals like mammoths, giant ground sloths and humans leaving ghostly footprints etched in the crusty ground.

Wed, 2018-04-25

Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field.

Sun, 2018-04-22

Paleontologists have finally known that the last of the dodos, which has been kept in an Oxford museum, did not die of natural causes but by a gunshot.

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

Fearsome animals existed at the time of the dinosaurs that you, hardly, know about. Fortunately, they have gone extinct millions of years ago!