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Paleobiology

This section includes Paleobiology articles that deal with life-forms existing in prehistoric or geologic times preserved in rocks, tracks, burrows, cast-off parts, coprolites, palynmorphs and chemical residues.


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New Evidence Debunks 'Stupid' Neanderthal Myth
Research by UK and American scientists has struck another blow to the theory that Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) became extinct because they were less intelligent than our ancestors (Homo sapiens)

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.50

New Technology For Dating Ancient Rock Paintings
A new dating method finally is allowing archaeologists to incorporate rock paintings...

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 2.75

New Zealand's Colonization 1000 Years Later Than Previously Thought?
The dating project, in one of the largest studies of its kind, has shown that the country was not visited by humans over 2000 years ago...

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Small Islands Given Short Shrift In Assembling Archaeological Record
Small islands dwarf large ones in archaeological importance, says a University of Florida researcher, who found that people who settled the Caribbean before Christopher Columbus preferred more minute pieces of land because they relied heavily on the sea.

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Fossils Excavated From Bahamian Blue Hole May Give Clues Of Early Life
Long before tourists arrived in the Bahamas, ancient visitors took up residence in this archipelago off Florida's coast and left remains offering stark evidence that the arrival of humans can permanently change...

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 3.60

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains
A new analysis of the remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) that roamed Earth 68 million years ago has confirmed traces of protein from blood and bone...

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.33

Soft tissue taken from Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yields original protein
What happens when a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex meets 21st century medical science?

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.75

Height or flight?
Fossil answers some questions about evolution of flight in dinosaurs, raises others

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.00

New Fossil Snake With Legs, Reported In Science
A new fossil snake with legs has emerged from 95 million year-old deposits near Jerusalem

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.63

Newly found species fills evolutionary gap between fish and land animals
Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a species that provides the missing evolutionary link between fish and the first animals that walked out of water onto land about 375 million years ago.

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.43

Giant frog jumps continents
A giant frog fossil from Madagascar dubbed Beelzebufo or 'the frog from Hell' has been identified by scientists

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Fossil Discovery Has Implications For Patterns Of Evolution
The University of Toronto discovery of fossilized remains of a new species of giant ground sloth is challenging the theory of evolutionary change of fauna between North and South America.

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.00

Fossilized Fish Act As Ancient Thermometer
Fossilized fish bones may help scientists to reconstruct the temperatures of 65 million years ago

Date: 6 Mar 2008, Rating: 2.33

Appendicular robusticity and the paleobiology of modern human emergence
The emergence of modern humans in the Late Pleistocene was characterized by a series of behaviorally important shifts reflected in aspects of human hard tissue biology and the archeological record.

Date: 14 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 4 pages

Comparative morphology and paleobiology of Middle Pleistocene human remains from the Bau de l'Aubesier, Vaucluse, France
In the context of this research, recent discoveries of later Middle Pleistocene human remains at the Bau de l'Aubesier in southeastern France, although limited anatomically, contribute to our perceptions of these later archaic humans.

Date: 14 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00, 12 pages

Paleobiology and comparative morphology of a late Neandertal sample from El SidrĂ³n, Asturias, Spain
Fossil evidence from the Iberian Peninsula is essential for understanding Neandertal evolution and history.

Date: 13 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.85, 11 pages

Fantastic animals as an experimental model to teach animal adaptation
To set adaptation in a historic frame, fossil records as evidence of past life and of evolution were also included.

Date: 13 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.00, 7 pages

Late Cenozoic mammal bio-chronostratigraphy in southwestern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Fossil land mammals from ten localities of southern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina were studied.

Date: 12 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.25, 8 pages

Stratigraphic framework of early Pliocene fossil localities along the north bank of the Cimarron River, Meade County, Kansas
The purpose of this paper is to present the stratigraphic framework of rocks previously referred to the Pliocene Rexroad Formation in canyons immediately north of the Cimarron River in southern Meade County, Kansas

Date: 12 Sep 2007, Rating: 10.00, 10 pages

Man May Have Caused Pre-historic Extinctions
New research shows that pre-historic horses in Alaska may have been hunted into extinction by man, rather than by climate change as previously thought.

Date: 10 Sep 2007, Rating: 2.00