paleontology

How the First Farmers Changed History

How the First Farmers Changed History

A fossilized skeleton of a human who was buried beneath a floor in a family home in Ain Ghazal, a 10,000-year-old farming village in Jordan.
How the First Farmers Changed History

How the First Farmers Changed History

A fossilized skeleton of a human who was buried beneath a floor in a family home in Ain Ghazal, a 10,000-year-old farming village in Jordan.
Trilobites: Meet the New Titanosaur. You Can Call It Wade.

Trilobites: Meet the New Titanosaur. You Can Call It Wade.

An artist’s rendering of what Savannasaurus elliottorum, a newly discovered species of titanosaur in Australia, may have looked like.
Trilobites: First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Found

Trilobites: First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Found

A 133-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur brain — the first found — was initially picked up in 2004. It’s shown next to a two-pence coin, which is slightly bigger than a penny.
Trilobites: After Dinosaur Extinction, Some Insects Recovered More Quickly

Trilobites: After Dinosaur Extinction, Some Insects Recovered More Quickly

Fossilized leaves from the Lefipán Formation in Patagonia, Argentina, that show signs of damage from different insects. These fossils are all between 60 and 70 million years old.
Trilobites: How a Mastodon’s Teeth Found in Michigan May Tell Us How It Died

Trilobites: How a Mastodon’s Teeth Found in Michigan May Tell Us How It Died

The top portion of a mastodon skull, with five molars. It was found Oct. 15 by a team of volunteers led by paleontologists at the University of Michigan near the town of Mayville.
Trilobites: How a Mastodon’s Teeth Found in Michigan May Tell Us How It Died

Trilobites: How a Mastodon’s Teeth Found in Michigan May Tell Us How It Died

The top portion of a mastodon skull, with five molars. It was found Oct. 15 by a team of volunteers led by paleontologists at the University of Michigan near the town of Mayville.
Trilobites: A Dinosaur With a Beak and Feathers Unearthed in China

Trilobites: A Dinosaur With a Beak and Feathers Unearthed in China

Tongtianlong limosus, an unusual birdlike dinosaur, was unearthed in the Ganzhou region of China.
Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

A 99-million-year-old piece of amber with a feathered dinosaur tail trapped inside.
Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

A 99-million-year-old piece of amber with a feathered dinosaur tail trapped inside.
Trilobites: Newly Discovered Prehistoric Bird Lived Near a Balmy North Pole

Trilobites: Newly Discovered Prehistoric Bird Lived Near a Balmy North Pole

An artist’s rendering of Tingmiatornis arctica, a newly discovered prehistoric bird that could fly and dive and had teeth.
Dinosaurs Took Between 3 and 6 Months to Hatch, Study Finds

Dinosaurs Took Between 3 and 6 Months to Hatch, Study Finds

It may have affected their ability to compete with more rapidly generating populations
Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Two fossils of a newly discovered species of tomatillo that are 52 million years old.
Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Two fossils of a newly discovered species of tomatillo that are 52 million years old.
Trilobites: Finding a Home on the Tree of Life for a Tentacled Ice Cream Cone With a Lid

Trilobites: Finding a Home on the Tree of Life for a Tentacled Ice Cream Cone With a Lid

An artist’s rendering of a hyolith, which scientists now say, after studying its fossils, was a member of the brachiopod family.
Trilobites: 6 Million Years Ago, Otters the Size of Wolves Roamed China’s Wetlands

Trilobites: 6 Million Years Ago, Otters the Size of Wolves Roamed China’s Wetlands

An artist’s rendering of Siamogale melilutra, an extinct otter the size of a wolf.
Trilobites: This Prehistoric Human Ancestor Was All Mouth

Trilobites: This Prehistoric Human Ancestor Was All Mouth

An artist’s impression of Saccorhytus, the oldest known members of an ancient group called deuterostomes.
Trilobites: After Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, Life Rebounded Rapidly, Fossils Suggest

Trilobites: After Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, Life Rebounded Rapidly, Fossils Suggest

Evidence of marine life that was thriving about 1.3 million years after the largest mass extinction on Earth has been found in what is now Paris Canyon in Idaho.
Trilobites: After Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, Life Rebounded Rapidly, Fossils Suggest

Trilobites: After Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, Life Rebounded Rapidly, Fossils Suggest

Evidence of marine life that was thriving about 1.3 million years after the largest mass extinction on Earth has been found in what is now Paris Canyon in Idaho.