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

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

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 1. 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. 2 Replies

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

The ''Cute'' T-Rex

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 1 Reply

Found in the ice, Tiny-saurus rex: Analysis of 70million-year-old skull discovered in Alaska suggests pygmy species of the dinosaur roamed colder climesScientists concluded that the species,…Continue

Yongjinglong datangi: New Giant Dinosaur Discovered in China

Started by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 0 Replies

OK, I'll start. Here is a new discovery.  Yongjinglong datangi. Say that fast three times. Can anyone translate the meaning of Yongjinglong datangi?…Continue

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Comment by C.L.A.W.S. on Monday

45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix

dnews-files-2014-10-Neanderthal-141022-jpg[1]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]

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%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 2:50pm

Sentient, how can you post without being a member.  Are you in tight with management?  hehe.

Comment by Andrew Beard on January 24, 2014 at 2:19pm

3 members?!!!!  Come on!  There have to be more of us here than that!!!!

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on December 10, 2012 at 11:03pm

The earliest dinosaur, "roamed Pangea 240M years ago.  Huff post.

 

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