New Material from the Miocene of Ningxia (Western China) Reveals Life History of Platybelodon
The middle Miocene Dingjiaergou Fauna in Tongxin County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, western China has yielded 27 taxa from more than 10 families and is approximately equivalent to European Neogene mammal ...
New dinosaur egg with avian egg shape discovered from the Upper Cretaceous of Zhejiang Province, China
Numerous dinosaur eggs and a clutch of turtle eggs have been recovered from the Tiantai Basin in Zhejiang Province of China. Paleontologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology ...
Prehistoric birds lacked in diversity
Birds come in astounding variety—from hummingbirds to emus—and behave in myriad ways: they soar the skies, swim the waters, and forage the forests. But this wasn't always the case, according to research ...
Cod bones reveal 13th century origin of global fish trade
London's international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity.
Students discover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile
A group of students discovered a 7,000-year-old mummy during a trip to northern Chile, local media reported Monday.
The incredible shrinking dinosaur
Dinosaurs still roam the Earth - only now, according to researchers at the University of Oxford, they rule the air. At least, according this landmark study, their miniaturized forms do.
New Enantiornithine bird with scansorial adaptations discovered from the Lower Cretaceous of China
Enantiornithes, an extinct group of primitive birds, were the most abundant and diverse avialans of the Mesozoic. The abundance of enantiornithine fossils, and in particular the well-preserved nearly complete ...
New Paleolithic sites discovered in Hanzhong Basin, Central China
The catchment of Hanjiang River is regarded as one of the most important Paleolithic sites in central China. During 2009-2012, a scientific team led by Dr. WANG Shejiang, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology ...
My kingdom for a grave: court rules on Richard III burial site
British judges on Friday finally ended a bitter debate over the burial of king Richard III, ruling that his remains should be laid to rest in a cathedral in the city where they were found under a car park.
Dino skeleton to go on display at Creation Museum
A new exhibit of a 30-foot (9-meter)-long fossil skeleton of an Allosaurus, which resembles a Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open at a Kentucky museum that asserts dinosaurs lived alongside humans a few thousand years ago.
GIS technology verifies Caesar and Helvetii history
An international team is using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modelling to assess Julius Caesar's account of his war with a Celtic tribe.
Fossil avatars are transforming palaeontology
New techniques for visualizing fossils are transforming our understanding of evolutionary history according to a paper published by leading palaeontologists at the University of Bristol.
Paleontologists discover the most diverse dinosaur fossil site yet found in Idaho
(Phys.org) —A Montana State University graduate student and MSU paleontologist David Varricchio are part of a research team that discovered the most productive and diverse dinosaur fossil site known in ...
Ape ancestors' teeth provide glimpse into their diets and environments
Newly analyzed tooth samples from the great apes of the Miocene indicate that the same dietary specialization that allowed the apes to move from Africa to Eurasia may have led to their extinction, according to results published ...