Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2018-02-10

When you think of the end of the dinosaurs you likely envision an asteroid striking Earth, creating a massive explosion and ...

Wed, 2018-02-07

Although this 100-million-year-old creature has eight legs, fangs, and could spin silk, it was not a spider, but rather a relative that lived alongside spiders.

Mon, 2018-02-05

The squashed remains of a small bird that lived 99 million years ago have been found encased in a cloudy slab of amber from Myanmar (Burma).

Sat, 2018-02-03

On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated.

Sat, 2018-02-03

The 200 million-year-old specimen is only the second known example of Wahlisaurus massarae, a species of ichthyosaur announced recently by a University of Manchester paleontologist.

Sat, 2018-02-03

A slab of sandstone discovered at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center contains at least 70 mammal and dinosaur tracks from more than 100 million years ago, according to a new paper published Jan. 31 in the journal Scientific Reports...

Sat, 2018-02-03

Edmonton paleontologists are crediting a keen-eyed tourist for spotting a never-before-seen fish fossil in flagstones outside a Colombian monastery.

Tue, 2018-02-13

In this article, we discuss the nature of North America in the Late Cretaceous Period. Between 100 and 70 million years ago, the entire continent was divided by a...

Wed, 2018-01-31

The location, called Sirius Passet in Peary Land in the far north of Greenland, has been known as an early Cambrian fossil site, but it lies close to a geological fold belt. Having been heated to 200° C or more by metamorphism, most of the fossils at Sirius Passet have...

Tue, 2018-01-30

 A new species of bristle worm that lived about 508 million years ago (Cambrian period) has been identified from fossils found in...