Stories tagged: paleontology
Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Museum finds gold in the oldest bones
The San Diego Natural History Museum fills its display cases as well as its coffers, thanks to the fossils they find at construction sites and the money they raise consulting …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 3 p.m.
While herding sheep, Australian man discovers bones of a giant dinosaur. Meet Wade.
In 2005, David Elliott was guiding his mob of sheep through central Queensland, Australia, when two fossilized bone fragments poking out of the soil caught his eye. Elliott returned to …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 7 p.m.
‘Jurassic Park’ paleontologist retiring from museum he built
Jack Horner, who inspired Dr. Alan Grant in “Jurassic Park,” set to retire from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
Mon., March 25, 2013
The Rock Doc: New hypothesis about fossils a healthy sign
There’s a new debate in paleontology, one that took me by surprise but that shows nicely how some science works. There’s a particular type of ancient fossil called the “Ediacara …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal Homeland Security Department official says a dinosaur skull seized from a Wyoming home is related to an investigation into fossil smuggling from Mongolia. Louis …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 11:10 a.m.
Study contends Grand Canyon as old as dinosaur era
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests — so early that dinosaurs …
Wed., April 25, 2012
Dinosaur discoveries are rooted in patience
If you think science is glamorous, walk a mile in Cynthia Faux’s shoes – watching dead birds soak and beef tendons tighten. If you have any doubt that science is …
Thu., Nov. 13, 1997
Is That Kennewick Man Or Kennewick Men? Bone Belonging To Another Human Found During Repackaging Of Ancient Skeleton
Scientists repackaging the ancient bones of Kennewick Man found one that apparently belonged to someone else, raising concerns that the bones’ scientific integrity could be compromised. Curators cataloging the 9,200-year-old …
Tue., Aug. 12, 1997
Nest Of Dinosaur Eggs Discovered
A nest of at least 10 dinosaur eggs, the largest yet found in Canada, has been discovered in southern Alberta. The eggs, likely those of either a duck-billed Hadrosaur or …
Fri., July 11, 1997
Two Boys May Have Discovered Best Ancient Deer Skeleton Yet
Two boys who uncovered bones along the Columbia River may have discovered the most complete ancient deer skeleton in existence, a Richland anthropologist says. The bones could be the best …
Fri., May 30, 1997
New Story Of Humans Emerges From Old Cave Fossils In Spain May Represent New Species Of Proto-Humans
A startlingly humanlike cache of fossils from a Spanish cave is rewriting the early history of Europe. The fossils represent a new species of proto-humans that push back the occupation …
Wed., May 21, 1997
Fossil May Link Birds, Dinosaurs Paleontologists Hail Discovery Of Remains
Fossil remains discovered in Argentina appear to be from a long-sought “missing link” supporting the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs, scientists announced Tuesday. More than 20 bone fragments extracted …
Sun., Jan. 5, 1997
L.A. Looks Beyond Surface, Finds Ancient Fossils
The city where history is what happened last week, where schoolchildren are taken to turn-of-the-century buildings to be shown something old, is digging up a far richer heritage. It is …
Fri., Oct. 25, 1996
Animal Beginnings Go Back A Billion Years New Study Finds Evolution Started Millions Of Years Earlier Than Previously Thought
More than a billion years ago, squishy little critters in a primordial soup started the evolutionary process that eventually led to people, penguins, elephants, earthworms and the thousands of other …
Wed., Jan. 17, 1996
Ice Age Jaguar Discovered In Oregon
Fossils discovered deep within the Oregon Caves have been identified as the skull and a leg of an extinct ice age jaguar that was twice as big as a modern …
Sun., Aug. 13, 1995
Mammoth Task It’s A Big Summer For Modern-Day Mammoth Hunters Digging Up A Bonanza Of Bones In North-Central Idaho
In this 1994 photo, Martha Grove holds a 10-pound tooth that belongs to a mammoth that’s buried in the dirt she’s standing on. Photo by Associated Press