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#Fossils

# fossils - Friday 24 September, 2021

Fossil footprints suggest early humans walked in North America 23,000 years ago
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

Fossil footprints suggest early humans walked in North America 23,000 years ago

Sep 24th 2021, 8:53 AM 16,551 Views 23 Comments

The findings may shed light on a mystery that has long intrigued scientists on when people first arrived in the Americas.

# fossils - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life
# Neoproterozoic Era
# Neoproterozoic Era

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life

Jul 28th 2021, 7:14 PM 22,216 Views 14 Comments

If verified, the fossils may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

# fossils - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare
# Tetrapod
# Tetrapod

325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare

Oct 9th 2019, 10:21 PM 24,761 Views 38 Comments

The 10mm-long bones are believed to come from a small amphibian that would have been an ancestor to the first lizards.

# fossils - Friday 5 April, 2019

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru
# LAND TO OCEAN
# LAND TO OCEAN

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Apr 5th 2019, 8:12 AM 22,204 Views 28 Comments

Scientists say the creature measured about 13 feet in length and could likely walk and swim.

# fossils - Saturday 15 December, 2018

A team at NUI Galway reckon they've cracked 'Darwin's Dilemma'
# Fossils
# Fossils

A team at NUI Galway reckon they've cracked 'Darwin's Dilemma'

Dec 15th 2018, 9:30 AM 45,757 Views 61 Comments

The great naturalist could not explain an apparent gap in animal evolution.

# fossils - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye
# Middle Jurassic
# Middle Jurassic

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:31 PM 26,206 Views 31 Comments

Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.

# fossils - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Scientists have solved the mystery of why so many mammoth fossils are male
# Falling Down Holes
# Falling Down Holes

Scientists have solved the mystery of why so many mammoth fossils are male

Nov 5th 2017, 7:10 AM 22,603 Views 19 Comments

Young male Ice Age mammoths likely roamed alone and got themselves into risky situations.

# fossils - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
# Giraffic Park
# Giraffic Park

Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs

Jul 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,466 Views 19 Comments

The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.

# fossils - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Clare geologist discovers 300 million year-old shark tooth
# Fadó Fadó
# Fadó Fadó

Clare geologist discovers 300 million year-old shark tooth

May 11th 2017, 4:02 PM 19,272 Views 25 Comments

The shark once hunted in the ancient seas at a time when Ireland was located close to the equator.

# fossils - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago
# Discovery
# Discovery

Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago

Mar 2nd 2017, 3:02 PM 13,459 Views 50 Comments

Earth is thought to be about 4.57 billion years old.

# fossils - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils
# Tyrannosaurus Wrecked
# Tyrannosaurus Wrecked

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils

Jun 5th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,003 Views 10 Comments

The man was sentenced, despite his work in helping Mongolia open its first dinosaur museum.

# fossils - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

A real (not live) dinosaur is being sold in the UK today
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

A real (not live) dinosaur is being sold in the UK today

Nov 27th 2013, 3:40 PM 7,155 Views 16 Comments

The 17 metre Diplodocus skeleton named ‘Misty’ is expected to sell at auction for €720,000.

# fossils - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment
# Discovery
# Discovery

Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment

Jul 16th 2013, 9:40 PM 14,612 Views 31 Comments

The bones were discovered by construction workers earlier today.

# fossils - Friday 23 March, 2012

Ancient croc discovered in Dorset - and we had them here too
# Ireland's Beasts
From The Daily Edge
# Ireland's Beasts

Ancient croc discovered in Dorset - and we had them here too

Mar 23rd 2012, 5:01 PM 7,531 Views 12 Comments

An unknown species was recently discovered in the UK, but Irish waters once had crocodiles and beasts of all sorts.

# fossils - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils
# Giant Penguin
From The Daily Edge
# Giant Penguin

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils

Feb 29th 2012, 1:25 PM 3,211 Views 13 Comments

Bones of the ‘Kairuku’, extinct for about 26 million years, were discovered in New Zealand 35 years ago.

# fossils - Sunday 22 January, 2012

What does the discerning gentleman collect?
# Suits You Sir
# Suits You Sir

What does the discerning gentleman collect?

Jan 22nd 2012, 9:15 AM 4,061 Views 1 Comment

Glass eyes, 45-million-year-old fossils and Winston Churchill’s half-smoked cigar among the items sold at annual curios auction.

# fossils - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Amber fossils shed light on India’s past
# India
# India

Amber fossils shed light on India’s past

Oct 28th 2010, 8:00 PM 650 Views 0 Comments

The discovery of perfectly preserved insects in India has challenged the assumption that the country was an isolated island continent about 52 million years ago.

# fossils - Thursday 19 August, 2010

The oldest sign of life, ever: a 650-million-year-old fossil
# Animal Life
From The Daily Edge
# Animal Life

The oldest sign of life, ever: a 650-million-year-old fossil

Aug 19th 2010, 8:57 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

A glacial deposit found in Australia shows that life is at least 70 million years older than we thought.