Tagged With Fossils

From mammoth teeth, scientists just pulled DNA that's more than 1 million years old - the oldest DNA ever found


New analysis of a saber-toothed cat fossil reveals the ancient animals were ruthless, highly skilled hunters


Megalodons may have grown to the size of school buses by eating their shark siblings in the womb, new research suggests



The carcass of an extinct cave bear thought to be over 22,000 years old was discovered in remote Siberia — the only find of its kind


Explorers in Antarctica found the largest soft-shelled egg ever seen. It may have come from an ancient reptile that preyed on sharks.


Early dinosaurs laid leathery, soft-shelled eggs, new research shows — shattering our understanding of dinosaur evolution



Mysterious fossilized footprints reveal that ancient crocodile ancestors walked on two legs


A rare fossil preserved a squid attack from 200 million years ago — the squid ancestor viciously crushed the head of a prehistoric fish


A handful of recent discoveries have shattered anthropologists' picture of where humans came from, and when


The 'Jurassic Park' franchise got many dinosaurs wrong. The venomous Dilophosaurus was actually 20 feet long and poison-free.


Paleontologists are unravelling the mysteries of young T. rexes. Creatures they thought were 2 species turned out to be kids and adults.


A group of our Homo erectus ancestors suffered a mysterious mass death more than 107,000 years ago. It's their last appearance in the fossil record.



A pair of infant skeletons were found wearing other children's skulls as helmets in a 2,000-year-old grave site


Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds


The T. Rex had the strongest bite of any land animal ever — and new research shows the dinosaur really could crush a car


More than 40,000 years ago, giant kangaroos roamed Australia. Their jaws were surprisingly similar to those of pandas, a new study found.



Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.


So many animals are going extinct it could take Earth 10 million years to recover, scientists say


Nibbled-on bones found in a cave revealed that our Neanderthal ancestors ate each other. Scientists may have figured out why.


Paleontologists have discovered an ancient whale that had four legs and could walk on land