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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Paleobiology Articles

New Evidence Debunks 'Stupid' Neanderthal Myth

15 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.50

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)

New Technology For Dating Ancient Rock Paintings

15 Sep 2009

Rating: 2.75

A new dating method finally is allowing archaeologists to incorporate rock paintings...

New Zealand's Colonization 1000 Years Later Than Previously Thought?

15 Sep 2009

Rating: 5.00

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...

Small Islands Given Short Shrift In Assembling Archaeological Record

15 Sep 2009

Rating: not rated

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.

Fossils Excavated From Bahamian Blue Hole May Give Clues Of Early Life

15 Sep 2009

Rating: 3.60

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...

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.33

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...

Soft tissue taken from Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yields original protein

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 3.75

What happens when a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex meets 21st century medical science?

Height or flight?

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 3.00

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

New Fossil Snake With Legs, Reported In Science

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 4.22

A new fossil snake with legs has emerged from 95 million year-old deposits near Jerusalem

Newly found species fills evolutionary gap between fish and land animals

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 4.43

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.

Giant frog jumps continents

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 5.00

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

Fossil Discovery Has Implications For Patterns Of Evolution

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 3.00

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.

Fossilized Fish Act As Ancient Thermometer

6 Mar 2008

Rating: 2.33

Fossilized fish bones may help scientists to reconstruct the temperatures of 65 million years ago

Appendicular robusticity and the paleobiology of modern human emergence

14 Sep 2007

Rating: not rated

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.

Comparative morphology and paleobiology of Middle Pleistocene human remains from the Bau de l'Aubesier, Vaucluse, France

14 Sep 2007

Rating: 3.00

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.

Paleobiology and comparative morphology of a late Neandertal sample from El SidrĂ³n, Asturias, Spain

13 Sep 2007

Rating: 4.85

Fossil evidence from the Iberian Peninsula is essential for understanding Neandertal evolution and history.

Fantastic animals as an experimental model to teach animal adaptation

13 Sep 2007

Rating: 4.00

To set adaptation in a historic frame, fossil records as evidence of past life and of evolution were also included.

Late Cenozoic mammal bio-chronostratigraphy in southwestern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

12 Sep 2007

Rating: 1.25

Fossil land mammals from ten localities of southern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina were studied.

Stratigraphic framework of early Pliocene fossil localities along the north bank of the Cimarron River, Meade County, Kansas

12 Sep 2007

Rating: 10.00

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

Man May Have Caused Pre-historic Extinctions

10 Sep 2007

Rating: 2.00

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.