Category: Anthropology/Paleontology

Searching for Ropens and Finding God by  Jonathan David Whitcomb

Searching for Ropens and Finding God by Jonathan David Whitcomb

Amazon Fly above common true-life adventures as you dive into what may become the most unsettling scientific discovery since Copernicus and Galileo: Living pterosaurs of the modern world—what a discovery! It soars above disputes about religion, revealing why an official discovery of an extraordinary animal has been delayed for so long. Above all, this explores human experiences–of eyewitnesses and those […]

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100 million-year-old skeleton of ancient reptile found in Australia

100 million-year-old skeleton of ancient reptile found in Australia

Via Daily Mail A seven-year-old girl has uncovered the 100 million year old bones of an extinct dolphin-like marine reptile that once swam through Australia’s ancient inland sea.Amber Wilson was on a family holiday with her parents Tony and Lisa and brother Darcy in outback Queensland when she came across the fossilised bones of an ichthyosaur – a seven-metre animal […]

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Woolly Mammoth Brain Found—Best Specimen in History

Woolly Mammoth Brain Found—Best Specimen in History

 Epoch Video In 2010, a woolly mammoth was discovered near Russia. New research describes her brain as the best specimen in history!  She is the most intact woolly mammoth ever found. It’s amazing, there are folds and membranes and blood vessels, all helping us better understand these long-extinct animals.  What could this mean for cloning? Could scientists revive the woolly mammoth? Catie […]

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Amazing Discovery Found Inside 47-Million-Year-Old Horse

Amazing Discovery Found Inside 47-Million-Year-Old Horse

Via Inquisitr This may be science’s version of the Trojan horse!  In 2000, paleontologists uncovered the fossil of an ancient horse 20 miles southeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The fossil itself was an incredible find; the bones of the tiny horse, roughly the size of a terrier dog, were clearly articulated and in good shape…..  

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Idaho fossil hunter finds mammoth skull and tusks

Idaho fossil hunter finds mammoth skull and tusks

Via Daily Mail A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there. Experts estimate the mammoth was about 16 years old and lived about 70,000 to 120,000 years ago in what was a savanna-like country populated with large plant-eaters and predators. The skeleton was […]

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Giant kangaroos ‘walked on two feet’

Giant kangaroos ‘walked on two feet’

By Jonathan Webb /BBC News They roamed Australia while mammoths and Neanderthals lived in Europe – and it now seems they did so by putting one heavy foot in front of the other. According to new research, the extinct “sthenurine” family of giant kangaroos, up to three times larger than living roos, was able to walk on two feet. Today’s kangaroos […]

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‘Ancient monster’ surfaces in Siberian river

‘Ancient monster’ surfaces in Siberian river

By Anna Liesowska/Siberian Times Is it a mesosaur? Or some other kind of dinosaur? No-one is quite sure yet. Siberian zoologists are rushing to the site to extract the crocodile-like remains before they are covered by ice and washed away in the spring floods next year.  Intrepid tourists from the Wild North Fishing Club found fossil as they rafted on […]

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Skull spurs brain size debate

Skull spurs brain size debate

Via Daily News A three-million-year-old child’s skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of soft spot seen in human children with larger brains, according to a new study. The findings are the latest contribution to long-running debate over whether the Taung Child fossil may have represented the earliest signs of a fusing skull. Babies today are […]

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Farmers unearth 60,000-year-old MAMMOTH in family gravel pit

Farmers unearth 60,000-year-old MAMMOTH in family gravel pit

Via Daily Mail A family were left stunned when they discovered the skeleton on a 60,000-year-old mammoth in their firm’s gravel pit. The almost complete set of pristine fossils were uncovered in May when Marty McEwen and his grandson Ethan Beasley were digging at the family business in Texas. After Mr McEwen hit a 6ft-long (1.8m) tusk with an excavator, the […]

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Was Neanderthal shot by a time traveller?

Was Neanderthal shot by a time traveller?

Via Shields Gazette One day in 1922, near Broken Hill, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), a skull was found. When it came to the attention of the British Museum, the curators were pleased. It was, in fact, a Neanderthal skull, and Neanderthal bones did not exactly come ten-a-penny. But the Broken Hill skull was special for other reasons. On the left side […]

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