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Dover Western Docks Revival makes Mammoth Discovery

The team working on Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) has made a mammoth discovery after unearthing a fossilised mammoth tooth during the excavation of the Wellington Dock Navigation Channel. The post Dover Western Docks Revival makes Mammoth Discovery appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Man’s earliest ancestors discovered in southern England

Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The post Man’s earliest ancestors discovered in southern England appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird

During a walk near a reservoir in a small Japanese town, amateur collectors made the discovery of their lives - the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country. The post Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

‘Mega-carnivore’ dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago

An international team of scientists has discovered the first evidence that a huge carnivorous dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million year ago. The post ‘Mega-carnivore’ dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Fossils from the world’s oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before

The first trees to have ever grown on Earth were also the most complex, new research has revealed. The post Fossils from the world’s oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

An exceptionally preserved sea turtle reveals ancient sun protection

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered well-preserved pigments and other biomolecules in a 54 million-year-old baby sea turtle. The molecular analyses show that the turtle’s shell contained pigments to protect it from...Show More Summary

Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction

Mass extinctions were followed by periods of low diversity in which certain new species dominated wide regions of the supercontinent Pangaea, reports a new study. The post Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal

A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. The post Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles

A newly identified prehistoric marine predator has shed light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles. The post Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves. The post 3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish, says CU Boulder study

Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. The...Show More Summary

Birds’ unique skulls linked to young dinosaur brains

Bird skulls and brains look like those of young dinosaurs, providing clues to their unique evolution and modern success. The post Birds’ unique skulls linked to young dinosaur brains appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on earth

Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on earth. The post Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on earth appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils

Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science. The post Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

A potential breeding site of a Miocene era baleen whale

One researcher's second look at previously found baleen whale fossils from Japan provides new evidence of a now long-gone breeding ground of the extinct baleen whale Parietobalaena yamaokai dating back over 15 million years. The post A potential breeding site of a Miocene era baleen whale appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

‘Euro Devil’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative discovered in E Europe

Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of the biggest marsupial relatives ever discovered in the northern hemisphere. The post ‘Euro Devil’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative discovered in E Europe appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered

Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers, and wing-like membranes for tree-to-tree...Show More Summary

Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle

Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle The post Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Despite heavy armor, new dinosaur used camouflage to hide from predators

Researchers reporting in Current Biology on August 3 have named a new genus and species of armored dinosaur. The post Despite heavy armor, new dinosaur used camouflage to hide from predators appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Why Tyrannosaurus was a slow runner

No other animal on land is larger than an elephant - but the fastest runner is the medium-sized cheetah. The post Why Tyrannosaurus was a slow runner appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

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