Teen finds prehistoric mastodon jaw in southern Iowa

U.S. 05/17/19, 13:22

A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon.The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the 30-inch bone belonged to a juvenile mastodon, an elephant-like animal believed to have roamed Iowa some ...

Indiana sewer project unearths trove of mastodon bones

U.S. 04/18/19, 11:36

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.The bones include most of a tusk, parts of a skull and a jawbone with teeth. ...

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Science 04/11/19, 03:52

Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines say they plan more diggings and better protection of the popular limestone cave complex where the ...

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

U.S. 03/06/19, 10:19

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a couple of hundred million years old — dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints ...

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

Science 01/16/19, 15:47

How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years ...

Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what’s a mineral

U.S. 11/16/18, 16:32

About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral."The ...

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

World 10/25/18, 01:47

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist.In this Sept. 12, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing examines an ancient crocodile skull and teeth, recovered ...

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

Science 09/20/18, 14:31

Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.That would make it one of the earliest known creatures.The fossils are impressions in rock: oval shapes with internal lines, looking somewhat ...

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