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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.

Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England

(University of Portsmouth) Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset in the UK. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings.

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.

2,000 tonnes of Jurassic coast cliff falls

The Jurassic Coast in Dorset has been struck by a second cliff fall in just one week after some 2,000 tonnes of rock gave away and fell onto the beach below.

Old Harry Rocks

5 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England. They mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Show More Summary

A fossil hunter’s guide to the southeast Yorkshire coast

The stretch of coast from Speeton to Holderness is often forgotten by tourists and fossil collectors alike; certainly compared with places such as Whitby or destinations along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. However, the shore […]...

Cliff falls leave fossils on the beach below

Charmouth Beach, Dorset This section of the Jurassic Coast is one of the most active landslip sites in Europe It is fossiling weather – wet and stormy with a strong tide and choppy sea. The cliffs above Charmouth Beach are running with water and the top of Black Venn is masked by fog. Show More Summary

30 Vintage Photos Captured Everyday Life of Bournemouth, England from between the 1940s and '50s

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast. With Poole to the west and Christchurch in the east, Bournemouth forms the South East Dorset conurbation. The town centre has notable Victorian architecture and the 202-foot (62 m) spire of St Peter's Church. Show More Summary

Fossil Footprints Hint at Decline of Amphibians

The Rise of Reptiles as the World Dried Up Places like the “Jurassic Coastof Dorset, or the beaches that surround Whitby (North Yorkshire), might be synonymous with fossil hunting, but surprisingly, even some of our great cities can lay claim to be at the centre of palaeontological research.  Take the city of Birmingham (West […]

Cobb Cottage on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is both a fantastic summer base and ideal for romantic winter breaks

Set in the hugely popular seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset, luxurious four-bedroom beach-chic property Cobb Cottage is just moments from the beach and the historic Cobb.

Anglotopia Magazine: Broadchurch Country – A Jurassic Coast Drive Along the B3157 in Dorset

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the first issue of the Anglotopia magazine in February. Subscribe today to receive the next issue of our magazine and read about British History, Culture and Travel all in one place....Show More Summary

Take Care When Fossil Hunting on the “Jurassic Coast

Warning Issued to Holiday Makers Dorset is one of the prettiest and most majestic of all the English counties.  This summer, there are going to huge numbers of holidaymakers heading down to England’s “Jurassic Coast” and we expect there are going to be great many visitors to picturesque Lyme Regis.  However, as the school holidays […]

Jaw mechanics of a shell-crushing Jurassic fish revealed

The feeding habits of an unusual 200-million-year-old fish have been uncovered by an undergraduate in a groundbreaking study. The Jurassic fish, Dapedium, known from the Lower Lias rocks of the Dorset coast around Lyme Regis, was one of many new groups of fishes that came on the scene 200 million years ago. Show More Summary

Photo: A Lovely Photo of Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset England For Your Desktop Wallpaper

Here is a lovely photo of the iconic Durdle Door, located on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Durdle Door is an eroded rock arch off the Jurassic Coast national park and coastal path in Dorset, and a national landmark. Durdle Door (sometimes...Show More Summary

Storms Spark Fossil Frenzy on UK's 'Jurassic Coast'

A series of massive storms has brought a wave of dinosaur enthusiasts and fossil hunters to the southeast coast of England to find remnants of Earth's prehistoric creatures. After torrential downpours stormed Dorset, UK, multiple areas...Show More Summary

Epic New 'Game of Thrones' Promo Wants You To Fear The Return Of Dragons: VIDEO

4 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BlinkBox, a British video on demand service, has commissioned a terrifying-looking dragon skull as part of a new Game of Thrones promotional. The massive skull is on display on the "Jurassic Coast" in Dorset, England, a popular beach for fossil...

Video: Dorset, England Now Has A Dragon Skull On The Beach

4 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

If you happen to be in the area of Dorset, England, in the near future, you might want to check out the giant dragon skull that is currently sitting on its Jurassic Coast. Blinkbox oversaw the skull-building project, which is, at its core, a celebration of the release of "Games of Thrones" season three through the service. Show More Summary

A Dragon's Skull The Size Of A Bus Washed Up On A Beach For 'Game Of Thrones'

In a UK marketing stunt of epic proportions, a bus-sized dragon skull washed up on Dorset's "Jurassic Coast" — known for its dinosaur fossils — to honor the arrival of "Game of Thrones" season 3 on streaming service Blinkbox. The 40Show More Summary

Did a massive dragon just wash ashore along England's Jurassic coast?

4 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Beachgoers on a Dorset beach were in for quite a jolt earlier this week as they encountered what appeared to be the remains of a giant dragon. In reality, it's a sculpture put together by Blinkbox to promote the third season of Game of Thrones which is arriving to the service. Read more...

40-Foot Dragon Skull Built on British Beach to Promote ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Three

4 years agoHumor : Laughing Squid

Movie and television streaming service blinkbox built a 40-foot dragon skull on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England to celebrate the release of Game of Thrones season three on blinkbox. More photos of the impressive skull can be found at blinkbox’s Facebook. images and video via blinkbox via reddit

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