Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2018-06-27

Brazilian paleontologists have elucidated the evolutionary history of today's Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle and of the oldest turtle in Brazil which inhabited the country 125 million years ago.

Wed, 2018-06-27

New research reveals that a well-preserved 52-million-year-old bird fossil specimen from the early Eocene of Wyoming, the United States, is from a previously...

Tue, 2018-06-26

A cranium of a four-million-year-old fossil, that, in 1995 was described as the oldest evidence of human evolution in South Africa, has shown similarities to that of our own, when scanned through high resolution imaging systems.

Fri, 2018-06-29

An international team of paleontologists has identified two new species of ancient mammals that lived about 13 million years ago (middle Miocene epoch) in what is now Bolivia....

Mon, 2018-06-25

Even in the name of science, bringing back dinosaurs would be needlessly cruel to the maladapted creatures.


Fri, 2018-06-22

Paleontologist Sherrie Landon stoops to scoop up a fossil — a small, grayish rock, somewhat smooth on one side, dimpled with identical tiny craters on the other.

Thu, 2018-06-21

Well-preserved 70-million-year-old fossil found at site in southern Italy that could yield more specimens.

Thu, 2018-06-21

The skull of an ancient giant panda (radiocarbon dated to 21,910-21,495 years before present) was found in Cizhutuo Cave in Leye county, China’s Guangxi province.

Thu, 2018-06-21

Jack Horner, a paleontologist who inspired a character in the original Jurassic Park, says science is ready to resurrect the dinosaurs. But should we?...