Paleontology

APNewsBreak: US government unveils final Utah monument plan

Aug 23, 2019

The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized is light on new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there

Scientists say monster penguin once swam New Zealand oceans

Aug 14, 2019

New Zealand scientists say they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of a human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago

Meet the T. rex cousin who you could literally look down on

May 6, 2019

Researchers identify an early cousin of the mighty T. rex, except this dinosaur was the size of a toddler.

Chinese fossil sheds light on mysterious Neanderthal kin

May 1, 2019

Fossil jaw fragment from Chinese cave came from mysterious relative of Neanderthals

Indiana sewer project unearths trove of mastodon bones

Apr 18, 2019

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about nine feet (2.7 meters) tall

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

Alaska man sentenced for stealing fossilized mammoth tusk

Apr 12, 2019

An Alaska man will serve nearly three years in federal prison for stealing a fossilized woolly mammoth tusk and cutting it up to sell for profit

Bones from Philippine cave reveal a new human cousin

Apr 10, 2019

Fossilized bones from a cave in the Philippines have revealed a new evolutionary cousin of modern humans

Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers find fossilized debris in North Dakota from the day a killer asteroid crashed into Earth

Scientists to dig Jurassic site in Wyoming this summer

Mar 26, 2019

Scientists from US, Europe hope to learn more about a promising new dinosaur site in Wyoming this summer

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