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Tiny Fossils Could Be Rare 500-Million-Year-Old Embryos

Tiny, spherical fossils found in southern China appear to be the embryos of a previously unknown animal. The fossils come from the Cambrian, a period dating from 540 million to 485 million years ago and known for an explosion of diversity. Researchers ...

Bee Fossils Provide Rare Glimpse into Ice Age Environment

A new analysis of rare leafcutter-bee fossils excavated from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California has provided valuable insight into the local environment during the last Ice Age. The La Brea Tar Pits, located in Los Angeles, contain the ...

T. Rex Arrives for More Than a Night at the Museum

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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, which opened more than a century ago, has 46 million fossils in its collection, but this new addition is its first near-complete T. rex. [Photos: The Near-Complete Wankel T. Rex] "We could not be more ...

Ten fossils that trace the story of human origins

Others approach the question through a scientific lens and the theory of evolution. They have pieced together a tale of human origins from the fossils of our ancestors. The tale is incomplete and its telling reshaped with fresh interpretation of the ...

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Fossil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 15, 2014

Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis, literally "obtained by digging ") are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote ...

Fossils for Kids

Updated April. 12, 2014

This website is dedicated to providing fossil education, information and fun for kids of all ages. Questions will be answered, fossils will be found and you'll have

Fossils Facts and - Everything Fossils...Fossil ...

Updated April. 13, 2014

Fossils Rock! This site is all about fossils. It is especially for kids, teachers, students, and homeschoolers who want to put some fun into their earth science classes.

HOW FOSSILS WERE FORMED - Dinosaur Fossils - Enchanted ...

Updated April. 14, 2014

How do fossils form? After quick burial with sediment, dinosaur remains decay and are infused with minerals that seep into the bones, replacing them with rock-like ...