Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2019-05-31

While fossils provide us clues of the basic anatomy and biology of extinct animals, rarely are they able to hint at how these ancient creatures socialized or behaved. This is simply due to the fact that freezing multiple creatures in the same moment in time would...

Sun, 2019-05-26

Almost half of all mammals have become extinct, with the proportion reaching two-thirds in the case of large mammals.

Fri, 2019-05-24

An international team of paleontologists has discovered 1,000- to 900-million-year-old microfossils of a fungus in estuarine shale of the Grassy Bay Formation in Arctic Canada. These multicellular organic-walled microfossils are more than half a billion years...

Sun, 2019-05-19

The men reported their rare find to a local museum where it was confirmed that the fossilised remains dated to the Cretaceous Period.

Sat, 2019-05-18

When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two Florida Museum of Natural History volunteers.

Sat, 2019-05-18

A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon.

Sat, 2019-05-18

The Gray Fossil Site in East Tennessee, which preserves the remains of a diverse ecosystem dating to the late Miocene to early...

Sat, 2019-05-18

Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites in the family Cimicidae. A multinational research team led by University of Sheffield, the University Museum Bergen and Dresden University has compared the DNA of dozens...

Fri, 2019-05-17

Nearly 300 million years ago, in a sandy desert now preserved as Coconino Sandstone at Grand Canyon National Park, some creatures walked across an area left moist very likely by an oasis. Those tracks, revealed today in a remote area of the national park, likely...

Wed, 2019-05-15

An international team of paleontologists has found a piece of amber containing the beautifully preserved ammonite, several marine and land organisms that lived 99 million years ago (...