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http://shar.es/1XKAia More than 8,000 shark teeth that date back millions of years have been found on Banks Island, in the Canadian Arctic.Continue
Started by Patricia Nov 15.
In the news…Continue
Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 1.
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
Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 21.
NASA @NASAResearchers find 3-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet: nasa.gov/content/goddar… pic.twitter.com/atEmiFdHND19 AprResearchers…Continue
45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix
A bone found by chance on the banks of a Siberian river has yielded the oldest modern human genome yet recovered, according to a new study that sheds light on when people left Africa and first interbred with Neanderthals living in Europe and Asia. [Read more]
pretty cool! 3d printed fossils...http://phys.org/news/2014-05-fossil-avatars-palaeontology.html
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.
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.
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%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sentient, how can you post without being a member. Are you in tight with management? hehe.
3 members?!!!! Come on! There have to be more of us here than that!!!!
The earliest dinosaur, "roamed Pangea 240M years ago. Huff post.
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