Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2019-04-12

An early human species with a unique mix of primitive (that is, Australopithecus-like) and derived (that is, Homo sapiens-like) morphological features lived in the Philippines approximately 50,000-70,000 years ago, an international team of paleoanthropologists has...

Sat, 2019-04-13

An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an extinct sea cucumber in 430 million-year-old (Silurian Period) fossil-rich deposits...

Thu, 2019-04-11

A newly-discovered trove in central China containing soft-bodied fossils that date back 518 million years sheds new light on the diversity of early animal life during the...

Tue, 2019-04-09

An international team of researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom has discovered a new species of pig-footed bandicoot which has been extinct for more than half a century.

Sat, 2019-04-06

A new species of ancient whale ancestor has been identified from a fossilized skeleton found in Peru.

Tue, 2019-04-02

A new species of mastodon that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch has been identified from fossil found in California and Idaho....

Fri, 2019-03-29

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that’s a couple of hundred million years old – dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered...

Sat, 2019-03-30

The remains belonged to the most powerful carnivore of Argentina's Quaternary Period.

Fri, 2019-03-29

Carcharocles megalodon, also known simply as the Megalodon or “Meg,” is arguably the largest macro-predator the world has ever known. The species...

Thu, 2019-03-28

If you ponder mammoths, certain species of which died out a mere 3,000 or so years ago, their existence is but a breath away from our own. Echoes of their lives can be seen in today’s elephants, which lumber across our world in ways that might not be so different...

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