Category: Archaeology

Shell Of A Find: Scientists Find Massive Haul Of 80-Million-Year-Old Titanosaur Eggs

By Joseph Golder Scientists found about 20 large 80-million-year-old dinosaur eggs when they unearthed a titanosaur nesting site in Brazil. The dinosaur egg nest, which dates back to the Cretaceous period, approximately 145 to 66 million years ago, was discovered in an abandoned limestone mine in the rural area of Ponte Alta, in the southeastern

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Mammals ‘Put Brawn Before Brains To Survive The Post-Dinosaur World’

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska Mammals put brawn before brains to survive the post-dinosaur world, according to new research. Prehistoric mammals bulked up, rather than develop bigger brains, to boost their survival chances once dinosaurs had become extinct and were “fairly dim-witted” compared to mammals today, say Scottish scientists who led the study. For the first 10

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The Saber-Tooth Predator That Lived Millions Of Years Before Cats

By Martin M Barillas The earliest known prehistoric saber-toothed predator, living west of the Rocky Mountains millions of years ago, has been described for the first time. Dubbed Diegoaelurus vanvalkenburghae, the cat-like predator was hyper-carnivorous, subsisting entirely on meat. Like the larger and better known saber-tooth cat, called Smilodon, it had saber-like teeth in its

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Prehistoric Giant Sloths Had Chain-Mail Armor Of Bone Mesh To Stop Predators

By Joseph Golder Prehistoric giant sloths had armor like chain-mail, made of a bone mesh embedded in their skin to stop predators from sinking their teeth and claws into them, according to new research. Experts at the Paleontological Museum of San Pedro said the surprising find took place as they were conducting a “routine survey”

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Crew Successfully Completes ‘World’s Most Challenging Shipwreck Search’

By Thomas Leffler An expedition team’s journey into the cold depths of the Antarctic led to a discovery over a century in the making. On March 9, the Endurance22 Expedition uncovered the wreckage of the Endurance, the ship that carried a crew of explorers which attempted the first land crossing of Antarctica in the early

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