Category: Anthropology/Paleontology

Piltdown Man, Beringer’s lying stones, dinosaurs… are they all hoaxes?

Piltdown Man, Beringer’s lying stones, dinosaurs… are they all hoaxes?

By Alice Roberts/The Guardian The history of palaeontology is littered with examples of famous frauds and fakes, often with eminent researchers in the field being thoroughly hoodwinked by some fairly shoddy fabrications. One of the most famous is Piltdown Man. Discovered in a gravel pit in Sussex in 1912, a few ancient-looking fragments of a skull and jawbone quickly became […]

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How did this little Neolithic child die?

How did this little Neolithic child die?

Via Daily Mail For 4,000 years, the remains of a small child lay buried beneath a Scottish beach until storms recently exposed the makeshift grave. The child – who is believed to have been around 10 years old at the time of death – was discovered by a walker in Orkney.  And now remarkable pictures of the subsequent excavation show how […]

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Utah rock containing SIX Utahraptors uncovered

Utah rock containing SIX Utahraptors uncovered

Via Daily Mail A nine-ton block of sandstone found on a Utah mountain late last year holds the biggest fossil trove ever found of the giant predatory dinosaur known as utahraptor, researchers have said. Scientists have found the remains of six dinosaurs in the rock so far, and more may be trapped there.  Covered in feathers, with a huge sickle claw […]

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7ft ichthyosaur fossil found on beach near Penarth

7ft ichthyosaur fossil found on beach near Penarth

Via BBCNews An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales. Jonathan Bow, 34, discovered the ichthyosaur while walking the shoreline in the Penarth area. A palaeontologist at the National Museum Wales said the discovery is important as it appears to be complete……

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Rhino horse, a ‘missing link,’ could solve 55-million-year-old mystery

Rhino horse, a ‘missing link,’ could solve 55-million-year-old mystery

By Geoffrey Mohan/LA Times A portly hoofed animal about the size of a wild pig just might help solve a 55-million-year-old mystery of evolution and continental drift. The mammal, which likely weighed 45 to 75 pounds, probably occupied a branch of the evolutionary tree right beside a broad group that has since radiated out into the modern rhinoceros, horse and […]

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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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