Archaeologists discover an almost complete 300,000-year-old elephant skeleton

Archaeologists discover almost complete 300,000-year-old elephant skeleton 300,000 years ago in Lower Saxony elephants spread around Schoningen. In recent years there were the remains of at least ten elephants at Palaeolithic sites situated on the edges of the former opencast lignite mine. In cooperation with the National Saxony State Office for Heritage, archaeologists at the …

5,000-year-old Bryde’s whale skeleton unearthed in Thailand

5,000-year-old Bryde’s whale skeleton unearthed in Thailand An unusual, partly fossilized skeleton belonging to a Bryde whale, estimated to be about 5,000 years old, has been discovered by researchers in Thailand at an inland site west of Bangkok. At the beginning of November, a skeleton weighing 12.5 meters (41ft), about the length of a truck, was …

Mummified Parrots Found In The Atacama Desert Transported Hundreds Of Miles While Alive

Mummified Parrots Found In The Atacama Desert Transported Hundreds Of Miles While Alive The more we delve into Chile’s desolate Atacama Desert, the more we discover, Phenomena both mystifying and wonderful, occasionally bordering on alien. But in this incredibly dry place, it wasn’t just the climate that was unforgiving. Its ancient human inhabitants, making do in …

Modern crocodile’s ‘grandfather,’ 150 million years old, discovered in Chile fossil

Modern crocodile’s ‘grandfather,’ 150 million years old, discovered in Chile fossil A 150-million-year-old fossilized skeleton discovered in the mountains of southern Chile was determined to be the ancestor of the modern crocodile, the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences announced on Friday. The species, named Burkesuchus mallingrandensis, was found in 2014 in an Andean fossil deposit …

1,800-year-old Roman Chariot with horses found buried in Croatia

1,800-year-old Roman Chariot with horses found buried in Croatia In Croatia, archaeologists discovered the fossilized remnants of a Roman chariot that had been buried with two horses as part of a burial ritual. A large burial chamber for an ‘extremely wealthy family’ was found in which the carriage with what appears to be two horses …

Well Preserved Cave Lion Cub Found to be a 28,000-Year-Old Female

Well Preserved Cave Lion Cub Found to be a 28,000-Year-Old Female A nearly 28,000-year-old cave lion cub discovered frozen in the Siberian permafrost, is so well preserved, you can still make out each and every one of her whiskers. Researchers in Sweden claim the cub, nicknamed Sparta, is probably the best-preserved Ice Age animal ever …

Brazil: Fossilised Eggs Dating 60-80 Mn Yrs Ago Belongs To Dinosaurs, Confirms Scientists

Brazil: Fossilised Eggs Dating 60-80 Mn Yrs Ago Belongs To Dinosaurs, Confirms Scientists A nest of fossilized dinosaur eggs have been found in Brazil that would have hatched into vicious carnivores 60 million to 80 million years ago if the eggs were not buried by loose sediment. The five eggs, which are well-preserved were originally …

A Fossilised Skull Has Revealed When The Last ‘Siberian Unicorn’ Lived on Earth

A Fossilised Skull Has Revealed When The Last ‘Siberian Unicorn’ Lived on Earth A Fossilised Skull Has Revealed When The Last ‘Siberian Unicorn’ Lived on Earth The unicorn first emerged nearly 2.5 million years ago but is believed to have disappeared 350,000 years ago. However, researchers from Tomsk State University in Siberia, Russia, now believe …

Why this 300 million-year-old fossil discovered in Utah has the palaeontology world buzzing

Why this 300 million-year-old fossil discovered in Utah has the palaeontology world buzzing A 300-million-year-old fossil discovered deep in Canyonlands National Park in Utah could belong to an entirely new species, reports Amy Joi O’Donoghue for the Deseret News. The fossilized critter is an amniote—a land-dwelling vertebrate that lays eggs— and has four legs. It’s …