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First North Americans Had Chance To Be Avid Birders
...and download media quality images ofBeringian bird fossils
and zooarcheologist Darlene McCuaig-Balkwill at work,visit the Canadian Museum of Nature's website atwww.nature.ca/English/whtsnewe.htm This research was possible thanks to the support of the Polar Continental ShelfProject....
New Species Of Human Ancestor
...nese researchers. Team members also describe other fossils
from the samegeological layer showing that hominid... of Science . Researchers came across the fossils
outside the small village of Bouri,a hard two-day drive northeast of Addis Ababa. The site is locate...
A 'Missing Link' Fossil Adds 'Foliage' To The Early Human Ancestor Family Tree
...ropological sites have yielded2.5-million-year-old fossils
of a possible direct human ancestor. "Thesefossil...k L. Weiss. The cranial, leg, and arm bone fossils
of this newly discovered specieswere unearthed in Ethiopia by a team of scientists led by NSF-suppor...
Fossil Footprints Show Foot-Movement Similarity In Dinosaurs And Birds
...discovered by the researchers while they collected fossils
along rockyoutcrops overlooking tundra and fjords on Greenland's east coast....
Walker named a Fellow of the British Royal Society
... research involves searching for primate and human fossils
in rocksdated from about 30 million to 1 million years ago and conducting laboratoryanalyses of the fossils
to extract as much environmental and behavioralinformation from them as possible. He pioneered the ...
Team discovers new species of hominid
... garhi." Researchers found the 2.5million-year-old fossils
in the Bouri region of the Afar Desert of Ethiopia...cal school's Department of Anatomy, say that these fossils
fill a major gapin our understanding of the dynamic evolutionary period of 2.5 million years ago-- t...
Dinosaur fossils reveal evolution's big picture, says Paul Sereno
Washington, DC - Dinosaur fossils
are providing the answers to some ofscientists' bi...al issue about evolution,Sereno shows how dinosaur fossils
hold the clues to questions such as: How doesan upstart group of species beat out the dominant group...
Primate genus sheds light on great ape and human origins, as reported in
...cestor changes as new discoveries are made and old fossils
arere-analyzed. The new fossil ape reported in Sc...genus, alongwith the sheer volume of other Miocene fossils
currently being described byother scientists, will generate another round of intense interest and de...
Seafood was brain food, says researcher
...hominid finds in South Africa that showproto-human fossils
in close association with the remains of aquatic creaturesare more evidence for the theory, which he hopes to further test next year byisotopic analysis of early human fossils....
Jurassic period mammal teeth found; prevailing theories challenged
...nown mammal fromMadagascar. Until now, terrestrial fossils
were all but unknown from Madagascarfor this time ...mammals has been extremely sparse," he said. These fossils
are unlikely to bespotted in the field by the naked eye, one reason for the dearth of information. ...
Primitive primate makes the case for Asian anthropoid origins
...eries from Thailand, China, and Myanmar. The Asian fossils
range inage from the Middle to Late Eocene (49-33 ...fers clues to answer this question aswell. Primate fossils
from the Paleocene and the Eocene generally fall intothree main families: a group of animals called ...
New paleontology research from Natural History Museum of L.A. at international conference
...e features and dates back two million years. Camel fossils
in NorthAmerica have been collected for more than 180 years and are considered one ofthe best-known fossil groups, so there has been little expectation of newdiscoveries. Based upon his research, Whistler believes this new species livedundetected for...
Discovery of oldest dinosaur bones reported in Science
...f eight other prehistoric animals,in a rich bed of fossils
in Madagascar, providing a 'time capsule' from the...al-like reptiles," said Wyss. "These are the first fossils
of their kindknown from Madagascar. Their preservation is superb, rivaling that of anythingin the wo...
New dinosaurs appear to be oldest yet, as reported in the 22 October issue of Science
...its find in the 22 October issue of Science . The fossils
are from a period that has long been a puzzle for ...ened in between. In contrast, the newly discovered fossils
provide a virtual "Who's Who" of theMiddle-Late Triassic animals in Madagascar. To begin with, the ...
Scientists document most recent date for Neandertals
...enting the latest date ever recorded forNeandertal fossils
worldwide. The team's findings -- published in the...to the human gene pool. The research on Neandertal fossils
fromthe Vindija cave site in Croatia also casts doubt on the theory that the IberianPeninsula was th...
Montana researcher co-authors Science article on Niger dinosaurs
... Bozeman, Mont., researcher who's studied dinosaur fossils
in Morocco, Argentina and Niger co-authored a pape...terpret the geological setting and look at how the fossils
were preserved. "I was in charge of gathering data on where the fossils
were and how they might hav...
Fossil mayflies can be used to 'weigh' ancient atmospheres
...he wing's relative size is practically the same in fossils
from the Permian and Cretaceous periods and in modern forms, Cisne concludes: "The atmosphere's mass must have been practically the same for the last quarter-billion years, at least so far as mayflies can tell us." Members of the insect order Epheme...
Past climate change effects on mammals may mirror global warming impact
...t Flats. It is the largest sample of small mammal fossils
from the western U.S. ever studied. The bones and teeth were deposited over a period of about 11,300 years, extending back to the late Pleistocene epoch, by foraging owls that roosted in the cave. The cave is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet. ...
New fossil snake with legs, reported in Science
... gave us the background to see just how much these fossils
looked like advanced snakes." But a riddle remains: why do these two snake species have hind limbs? If legs were the norm for snake ancestors, it would make sense to see the species' advanced anatomy as only superficially similar to more modern snake...
Genomic differentiation of Neandertals and humans
...re able to distinguish two well-defined Neandertal fossils
from that of a modern human. For a significant am...bstantial differences between the genomes of these fossils
must be present, and these differences are most likely found within repetitive sequences. These res...
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