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Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

In which a working-class woman becomes one of the greatest scientists of her age, discovers dinosaur poop, and sells seashells by the seashore. Certificate #36073.
(LIVE) Lake Missoula (Entry 697.GN0710)

(LIVE) Lake Missoula (Entry 697.GN0710)

In which a prehistoric ice dam breaks and 500 cubic miles of water reshape the Pacific Northwest. Certificate #17528
Massive Ichthyosaur May Be Biggest Creature to Exist in Prehistoric Times

Massive Ichthyosaur May Be Biggest Creature to Exist in Prehistoric Times

At an estimated 85 feet in length, the newly discovered ichthyosaur might just be the biggest prehistoric creature ever recorded.
The Lost City of Cahokia

The Lost City of Cahokia

A thousand years before Columbus's men would land on the shores of America, a new city was sprouting on the floodplains of modern-day St. Louis, Missouri—one that would become, within the course of
The Oldest Bridge In The World

The Oldest Bridge In The World

The ancient Sumerian city of Girsu, located approximately midway between the modern cities of Baghdad and Basrah, in southern Iraq, is one of the earliest known cities of the world. At least five
Most Fascinating Prehistoric Animals That Are Alive Today

Most Fascinating Prehistoric Animals That Are Alive Today

The next time you spot any of these living creatures, take a moment to marvel at how they must have survived and evolved over the millennia. Via: The Weather Channel India Submitted by: Tagged:
Edwin Smith Papyrus: The 3,600-Year-Old Textbook of Surgery

Edwin Smith Papyrus: The 3,600-Year-Old Textbook of Surgery

In 1862, an American Egyptologist named Edwin Smith bought an ancient scroll of papyrus from an Egyptian dealer. Smith didn’t know how to read it, but he figured it was something important and
Bone Wars (Entry 141.PS14107)

Bone Wars (Entry 141.PS14107)

In which America's two greatest dinosaur hunters ruin their lives in an unhinged battle of spite and revenge, which John finds extremely romantic. Certificate #24269.

Opalized Bones Alter Australia’s Prehistoric History

Beginning with an excavation in 1984, an opal mine in Lightning Ridge (in rural New South Wales, Australia) suddenly became a hotbed for fossilized—and subsequently opalized—dinosaur bones. While the

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From prehistoric-era findings to the first-ever floating museum, our round-up of the web Baumraum’s Prefab Tree Houses Start at $6,000 German design firm Baumraum custom-builds tree houses roughly the
The World’s Longest Dinosaur Trackway

The World’s Longest Dinosaur Trackway

In the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains, 200 kilometers east of Lyon, there is a set of huge footprints made 150 million years ago. The footprints belonged to a sauropod, the largest
Crannogs: Neolithic-Era Artificial Islands

Crannogs: Neolithic-Era Artificial Islands

The Neolithic people of Great Britain were prolific builders. Just look at the British Isles—they are studded with countless ancient megaliths, hill forts, monumental graves, ritual sites and
The Giraffes of Dabous

The Giraffes of Dabous

In northern Niger, about half-way between the towns of Agadez and Arlit, and a few miles west of the tar road connecting these two places lies a stony outcrop at the top of which is an exceptionally
Climate Change Could Be Behind An 'Extraordinary' Ancient Plant Bloom in the UK

Climate Change Could Be Behind An 'Extraordinary' Ancient Plant Bloom in the UK

Cycads are palm-tree like plants that dominated the Earth’s landscape some 280 million years ago when the continents were smashed up into Pangea. Back then, the planet was going through global warming
Climate Change Could Be Behind An 'Extraordinary' Ancient Plant Bloom in the UK

Climate Change Could Be Behind An 'Extraordinary' Ancient Plant Bloom in the UK

Cycads are palm-tree like plants that dominated the Earth’s landscape some 280 million years ago when the continents were smashed up into Pangea. Back then, the planet was going through global warming
Pet Foolery Is Back With A New Comic Series About Dinosaurs

Pet Foolery Is Back With A New Comic Series About Dinosaurs

From the beloved popular comic artist, PetFoolery, creator of "Pixie and Brutus" comes a new prehistoric foolery! PetFoolery has created a new account and comic featuring dinosaurs and they're just as
Gabon’s Ancient Nuclear Reactor

Gabon’s Ancient Nuclear Reactor

The nuclear age might have begun in America, but it was in Gabon where the world’s first fission reaction started. Gabon is one of the richest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a per capita income
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