Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago. This newly discovered ...
Unlocking the Maya Code
Think of Megan O’Neil’s scholarly work as forensic art history. She’s not looking to solve crimes, although she uncovers plenty of murder and mayhem.
Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals
A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.
Revising and re-sizing history: New work shows Ohio site to be an ancient water works, not a fort
(PhysOrg.com) -- The site known as Miami Fort is no fort at all, and it is also much larger than previously believed – so large, in fact, that its berms stretch to almost six kilometers in length, making ...
'Cursus' is older than Stonehenge
Archeologists have come a step closer to solving the 285-year-old riddle of an ancient monument thought to be a precursor to Stonehenge.
Scientists Discover 'Giant Fossil Frog from Hell'
A giant frog fossil from Madagascar dubbed Beelzebufo or ‘the frog from Hell' has been identified by scientists from UCL (University College London) and Stony Brook University, New York. The discovery of ...
Toothy dinosaur newest to come out of southern Utah
The newest dinosaur species to emerge from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument had some serious bite, according to researchers from the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah.
Discovery of oldest human decorations -- thought to be 82,000 years old
Archaeologists have discovered shell beads believed to be 82,000 years old – making them the oldest dated human decorations.
Raiding for women in the pre-Hispanic Southwest?
An important new archaeological study from the December issue of Current Anthropology is the first to document interregional movement of women in the pre-Hispanic Southwest. Using an analysis of grave sites, ...
Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans
Genetic study of prehistoric girl: Dating and DNA show Paleoamerican-Native American connection
Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Japan, Beringia and even Europe have all been suggested origination points for the earliest humans to enter the Americas because of apparent differences in cranial form between ...
Recovering from a mass extinction
[B]The full recovery of ecological systems, following the most devastating extinction event of all time, took at least 30 million years, according to new research from the University of Bristol[/B] The ful ...
Embryo Fossils Reveal Animal Complexity 10 Million Years Before Cambrian Explosion
Fossilized embryos predating the Cambrian Explosion by 10 million years provide evidence that early animals had already begun to adopt some of the structures and processes seen in today's embryos, say researchers from Indiana ...
Canadian scientist aims to turn chickens into dinosaurs
After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur.