Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Fossils News

Oldest ever microbial fossils discovered

Remains of microorganisms, said to be over 3,770 million years old, have been discovered. These remnants provide conclusive evidence of the age of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

Why the technosphere keeps increasing in size

The space on the Earth is rapidly becoming full of mechanical objects, quite a few of them are now obsolete and classed as junk. The so-called technosphere now weighs some 30 trillion tons.

Online fossil hunters use drone photos to find ancient bones

Thanks to an online citizen science initiative, members of the public are now invited to help hunt for fossils in the Kenyan desert. Volunteers will have the chance to pore over one million images in an area known for fossils of early human ancestors.

Large cache of dinosaur eggs seized in Guangdong Province, China

Around 231 dinosaur eggs have been recovered in China from a home in Guangdong Province, after residents raided a construction site.

Want to go to a real Jurassic World? Wait in line

Jurassic World is breaking box-office records worldwide. If you fancy going to a real Jurassic World, however, you'll have a long wait. A leading scientist has explained why snuggling up besides as Brontosaurus won't be happening any time soon.

Early human ancestors were not alone

Scientists believe they have discovered a new species that could change the human family tree. The species may have lived during the same time period of the famous 'Lucy' fossil.

Two new Jurassic mammals discovered

Beijing - Archaeologists working in China have unearthed the fossil remains of two diminutive mammals. These findings suggest considerable species diversity existed during the Jurassic Period.

Dinosaurs and LSD might have co-existed, new study claims

A new study that analyzed a 100-million-year-old amber fossil containing the earliest known grass specimen found that it contained a fungus much like ergot, from which LSD is derived.

Researchers discover unique dinosaur fossil with four wings

Changyuraptor yangi fossils were recently discovered in a Chinese expedition. The remains reveal a creature with four wings that has been dubbed the largest specimen of this type.

New fossil site could turn out to be the world's most important

A new fossil site discovered in Kootenay National Park is part of an epic expedition that led to a collection of thousands of animals, representing more than 50 species.

Ancient sharks may have survived the 'great extinction'

A new fossil find suggests that some ancient sharks may have survived a mass extinction event 350 million years ago (sometimes referred to as 'the Great Dying').

Venezuela uncovers their own 'Jurassic Park'

No, the new Jurassic Park movie is not being filmed there, but what paleontologists found buried in the ground of Venezuela would fit right into one of the movies: a Volkswagen-sized armadillo, a crocodile larger than a bus, and a saber-toothed tiger.

Megalodon fossils found off Canary Islands coast

A deposit of fossils, thought to belong to the largest-ever marine predator, were found recently off the coast in the Spanish Canary Islands. They have now been confirmed as belonging to a megalodon.

Plants coming back to life after 400 years frozen under glacier

A group of plants frozen for 400 years have been observed sprouting new growth after being exposed to air and sunlight, scientists say. They brought back to life a collection of plants recovered from melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic.

Whale fossils millions of years old unearthed at U.S. Navy base

Yorktown - Whale fossils estimated to be millions of years old have been unearthed at a U.S. Navy base. A passerby at the Virginia military installment found the remains while walking along the York River.

Researchers say oldest dinosaur fossils found in Tanzania

Paleontologists have identified what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur fossils in existence. This new dinosaur discovery possibly challenges current beliefs on dinosaur history.

Researchers find fossil of ancient spider attack

Researchers have announced a finding that they describe is currently one-of-a-kind. The scientists have shared a discovery of a fossilized ancient spider attack, frozen in time inside a piece of amber.

Op-Ed: Living fossils challenges Darwinism

Today, living fossils create problems for paleontologists with Darwinian assumptions. The discoveries of living Wollemi pines, Coelacanth fishes, the Nautilus, and other animals have challenged evolutionary assumptions about life’s history.

Ancient giant turtle fossils found in Colombian coal mine

Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of an ancient turtle that is being described as the size of a small car.

Mesozoic Era fossil dinosaur bones and eggs located in Patagonia

A 70-million-year-old find of fossilized bones and unique eggs by an Argentina-Swedish research team has been located in Patagonia. The mysterious creature belongs to the birdlike Alvarezsauridae dinosaur family.

Ancient fossils uncovered in China hint to human lineage

New fossils unearthed in China hint at a previously unknown human lineage from nearly 15000 years ago, BBC news reports.

Op-Ed: A peek at what's to see at the National Museum of Natural History Special

Washington - One of the best things about living outside of Washington D.C. is the ability to hop on the Metro and go to the nation's capital and explore the rich history and landmarks. And then there are the museums.

Researchers uncover 33,000-year-old dog skull in Siberian cave

Researchers have uncovered a 33,000-year-old dog skull in the Altai Mountain region of Siberia in a cave called Razboinichya.

British scientists find Darwin fossil slides 'lost' for 150 years

London - British scientists say they have found new fossils Charles Darwin and his colleagues collected more than 150 years ago. The slides containing the fossils were found in a wooden cabinet kept in a "gloomy" corner of the British Geological Survey.

Scary dangling eyes of world's first apex predator found

Biologists have added details to their picture of one of the scariest predators of the geological Cambrian oceans. They found a pair of fossilized eyes of the creature suspended on stalks that allowed the animal to protrude its eyes from its skull.

New dinosaur species discovered in museum storage

Nearly 100 years after a set of fossil remains were uncovered, an international team of scientists has discovered a new species of dinosaur.

New research uncovers earliest findings of dinosaur evolution

Two dinosaur fossils that were previously believed to be of the same species now provide insight into a remarkable transitional period from the early stages of dinosaur evolution, some 230-million years ago in Argentina's Ischigualasto valley.

Mammal-like crocodile fossil discovered by SA scientist

South African scientist Zubair Jinnah's discovery of 100-million-year-old fossils of a rare and tiny mammal-like crocodile in Tanzania is changing the picture of animal life at 100 million years ago in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prehistoric fossils, tools, bones found in underwater cave

In Dominican Republic, archaeologists announced Tuesday the discovery of bones and fossils of several Caribbean sloths and a primate skull, which is believe to have come from an extinct monkey.

Italian archaeologists discovered a 4,500-year old skeleton

In a Rome, a skeleton aging roughly about 4,500 years old is discovered of the shores on a beach in the southern part of the city.
  1 2 Next»

Set up a news alert for


Fossils Image

Polished Petrified Wood Stools  Fossil Wood Tables  slabs  tile  stumps  sinks  bowls made from foss...
Polished Petrified Wood Stools, Fossil Wood Tables, slabs, tile, stumps, sinks, bowls made from fossilized tree stones that are over 25 million years old for sale. World wide shipping available. Special shipping rates to LA, NYC and UK ports.
Crinoid fossils from the Middle Jurassic Carmel: Formation at Mount Carmel Junction  Utah.
Crinoid fossils from the Middle Jurassic Carmel: Formation at Mount Carmel Junction, Utah.
Mosses are one group of bryophytes.
Mosses are one group of bryophytes.
artifacts found at the Jebel Irhoud site.
artifacts found at the Jebel Irhoud site.
Tokumm Creek at Marble Canyon.
Marble Canyon is named for its carbonate rocks that belong to the Ca...
Tokumm Creek at Marble Canyon. Marble Canyon is named for its carbonate rocks that belong to the Cathedral Formation and that were deposited more than 500 million years ago. This particular canyon was initially carved by glaciers and further eroded by the Tokumm Creek.
Royal Ontario Museum
Fossil of Marrella splendens (Marrellomorpha) found in British Columbia s Kootenay National Park. Th...
Fossil of Marrella splendens (Marrellomorpha) found in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park. The site of the find was not revealed so the fossil bed would not be disturbed.
Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius).
Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius).
Mauricio Antón
Ryan Somma
South view of the site with the inset showing the location of Irhoud in northwest Africa. The remain...
South view of the site with the inset showing the location of Irhoud in northwest Africa. The remaining deposits are located in what was a tunnel-like karstic feature dipping to the east that was later fully exposed.
Journal Nature-Letter
Forty-four specimens of Metaspriggina were collected by Caron and his team at the new Marble Canyon ...
Forty-four specimens of Metaspriggina were collected by Caron and his team at the new Marble Canyon Burgess Shale fossil site in B.C.'s Kootenay National Park.
Jean-Bernard Caron/Royal Ontario Museum
Reconstruction of the famous Cambrian organism  Hallucigenia sparsa  as an onychophoran (C) Stanton ...
Reconstruction of the famous Cambrian organism, Hallucigenia sparsa, as an onychophoran (C) Stanton F. Fink on August 5, 2007.
Diatomaceous earth  also known as diatomite or kieselgur  as viewed under bright field illumination ...
Diatomaceous earth, also known as diatomite or kieselgur, as viewed under bright field illumination on a light microscope. These fragments often contain microfossils.
The oldest Homo sapiens fossil to date unearthed in Morocco.
The oldest Homo sapiens fossil to date unearthed in Morocco.
Protoceratops andrewsi  Carnegie Museum of Natural History  Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania  USA.
Protoceratops andrewsi, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A paleontologist lies next to the biggest fish fossil ever found in Australia  the prehistoric fish ...
A paleontologist lies next to the biggest fish fossil ever found in Australia, the prehistoric fish the Cooyoo.
Kronosaurus Korner

Latest News
Top News