Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2019-12-24

Let's face it, dinosaurs enjoyed their rule of the roost on Earth for an epic length of time and were, as Jurassic Park's ...

Tue, 2019-12-24

New 96-million-year old turtles from Texas connect North America with Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting vast intercontinental migrations during this time.

Sat, 2019-12-21

An international team of researchers has pinpointed the first comprehensive age for the last known occurrence of the early hominin species Homo erectus.

Wed, 2019-12-18

Paleontologists in Alabama have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of fossil sea turtle that may fill an important gap in the evolution of sea turtles.

Wed, 2019-12-18

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient tetrapod (land vertebrate) trackway in North Yorkshire, England, dating back to the Carboniferous period. Made about 340 million...

Tue, 2019-12-17

New evidence of preserved brain tissue from the Cambrian period counters arguments that nervous tissue cannot be fossilized...

Tue, 2019-12-17

Paleontologists have found tiny nymphs of a previously unknown ancient insect species trapped in two pieces of 99-million-year-old (mid-Cretaceous period)...

Thu, 2019-12-12

In 2007, paleontologists discovered a fossilized creature in the Egyptian desert they called Aegicetus gehennae, dating back to roughly 35 million years ago. The creature was aquatic and able to swim by undulating its mid-body and tail...

Wed, 2019-12-11

Kupoupou stilwelli lived during the Paleocene epoch at a time when there was no ice cap at the South Pole and the seas around...

Sun, 2019-12-08

Dinosaur paleontology has long been the domain of bones and teeth – but now soft tissues could be changing the game. Scientists say they have discovered collagen preserved in a 195-million-year-old rib from a long-necked ...

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