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 …

Ancient Artifacts Discovered in Stomach of Huge Mississippi Alligator

Ancient Artifacts Discovered in Stomach of Huge Mississippi Alligator What does a 750-pound alligator eat? Well, just about anything it wants, but items found in this particular Mississippi alligator’s stomach defy odds and date back thousands of years. Shane Smith, the owner of Red Antler Processing in Yazoo City, said he was examining the contents of a …

Oldest Circular Structure Discovered – and It’s Made of Mammoth Bones

Oldest Circular Structure Discovered – and It’s Made of Mammoth Bones Huts built from mammoth bones found along the Dniepr river valley of Ukraine (and also at locations in Moravia, Czech Republic, and in southern Poland) may be the earliest structures built by prehistoric man, and thus the earliest examples of architecture. Some of the most notable …

Israeli Archaeologists Find 1,000-Year-Old Intact Chicken Egg

Israeli Archaeologists Find 1,000-Year-Old Intact Chicken Egg It’s been said that the elegant egg is the perfect food, and that just might be true as eggs have been a staple of human diets for millions of years before chickens were domesticated for both eggs and meat some 8,000 years ago. In a remarkably rare discovery involving one of these ovoid …

Scientists find a 25,000-year-old circular structure made of hundreds of mammoth bones

Scientists find a 25,000-year-old circular structure made of hundreds of mammoth bones In Russia, an unusually large structure from the last ice age has been uncovered, built from the bones of dozens of woolly mammoths. It’s the oldest known structure of its kind, dating back some 25,000 years, but its purpose is not entirely clear. …

Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru

Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru The four-legged creature above resembles an otter or a platypus at first glance. In fact, it’s a 42.6 million-year-old whale with a length of 13 feet. In a new study published in the journal Current Biology, palaeontologists have documented their discovery of this whale ancestor, whose skeleton …