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Paleontology and fossil records. Read about fossil finds over the last 10 years starting with the most recent research. Full text, photos.
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First evidence of human occupation in lava tube cave in Saudi Arabia

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 5:27pm
New research has highlighted an area in Arabia that once acted as a key point for cultural exchanges and trades amongst ancient people -- and it all took place in vast caves and lava tubes that have remained largely untapped reservoirs of archaeological abundance in Arabia. Through meticulous excavation and analysis, the international team uncovered a wealth of evidence at Umm Jirsan, spanning from the Neolithic to the Chalcolithic/Bronze Age periods (~10,000-3,500 years ago).
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Paleontologists unearth what may be the largest known marine reptile

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 5:26pm
The fossilized remains of a second gigantic jawbone measuring more than two meters long has been found on a beach in Somerset, UK.
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Digging up new species of Australia and New Guinea's giant fossil kangaroos

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 10:06am
Palaeontologists have described three unusual new species of giant fossil kangaroo from Australia and New Guinea, finding them more diverse in shape, range and hopping method than previously thought. The three new species are of the extinct genus Protemnodon, which lived from around 5 million to 40,000 years ago -- with one about double the size of the largest red kangaroo living today.
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