Information

Paleontology

This group is for those interested in paleontological discoveries, dinosaur digs, and everything having to do with it.

Members: 10
Latest Activity: Apr 22

Discussion Forum

Dinosaur Highway

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 28, 2015. 2 Replies

http://www.cbc.ca/1.3049475Prehistoric dinosaur highway discovered in northeastern B.C.Continue

Four-billion-year-old rocks yield clues about Earth's earliest crust

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 1, 2014. 1 Reply

It looks like just another rock, but what Jesse Reimink holds in his hands is a four-billion-year-old chunk of an ancient protocontinent that holds clues about how the Earth's first continents…Continue

Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 21, 2014. 2 Replies

NASA @NASAResearchers find 3-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet: nasa.gov/content/goddar…  pic.twitter.com/atEmiFdHND19 AprResearchers…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Paleontology to add comments!

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 22, 2016 at 1:35pm

DNA proves mammoths mated beyond species boundaries

Posted: 21 Apr 2016 07:08 AM PDT

New research examining the DNA of North American mammoths challenges the way we categorize a species. Several species of mammoth are thought to have roamed across the North American continent. The new study results show that while mammoths clearly evolved differences in their physical appearance to deal with different environments, it did not prohibit them from cross-breeding and producing healthy offspring.
Comment by Bio Bill on September 15, 2015 at 9:25pm

I highly recommend Donald Prothero's new book, The Story of Life in 25 Fossils.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2015 at 1:48pm

Thanks, Gerald, for the Happisburgh fossil article. 

Comment by Gerald Payne on September 12, 2015 at 11:54am

Anyone who hasn't yet seen the Happisburgh footprints here's a link.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/07/oldest-human-footpri...

Comment by Greg Collver on May 22, 2014 at 6:30pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:51pm

Have There Always Been Continents?

When I started back to college in 1975, I took some geology courses and learned about plate tectonics. My Dad just could not believe what I was telling him. I was just nonsense as far as he was concerned.

Well, I suppose my great grandchildren will learn things that I can't believe. So the Earth turns and keeps evolving into more full-of-wonder discoveries. Time waits for no one.   

Pangea, forming approximately 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:40pm

Greg, you already found the article on the dinosaur found in China. Sorry to step on your comment. I googled paleontology and came across this most recent article. 

Comment by Greg Collver on February 7, 2014 at 8:09pm
Comment by Steph S. on January 24, 2014 at 3:56pm

cool group

Comment by Andrew Beard on January 24, 2014 at 2:52pm

It said 3 even after I had joined so my count was off.  Which could be looked at one of 2 ways, I was off by 1 or I was off by an astounding 25%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Members (10)

 
 
 

© 2016   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service