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)

New Technology For Dating Ancient Rock Paintings

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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?

Height or flight?

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

New Fossil Snake With Legs, Reported In Science

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.