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Bay of Fundy fossils may hold evolutionary secrets of the dawn of the dinosaurs

CBC.ca - ‎Jun 27, 2016‎
Tim Fedak said the fossils scattered along Wasson Bluff date back to a time of great evolutionary change, marking the boundary between the mass extinction event at the end of Triassic period and the rapid proliferation of species that followed.

Finding fossils, on your own dig (or in a monument or museum)

The Seattle Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Public lands such as Bureau of Land Management sites and state parks do not allow fossil digging without a valid scientific permit.
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Bay Of Fundy Fossils Unearthed From Early Jurassic Period

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jun 26, 2016‎
Tim Fedak said the fossils scattered along Wasson Bluff date back to a time of great evolutionary change, marking the boundary between the mass extinction event at the end of Triassic period and the rapid proliferation of species that followed.

Thousands of dinosaur-era bird fossils unearthed

Daily Mail - ‎Jun 28, 2016‎
Scientists have unearthed the remains of thousands of prehistoric animals frozen for millions of years in amber. The remarkable fossils include birds from the time of the dinosaurs, whose perfectly preserved feathers show little change in the blueprint ...

Public can join in hunt for ND fossils from millions of years ago

INFORUM - ‎6 hours ago‎
Because of the North Dakota Geeological Survey, along with public help, the picture of North Dakota's past is getting a little more clear.

Landfill Surprises Scientists With 12-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils

Smithsonian - ‎Jun 27, 2016‎
A landfill on a hillside might not seem like a promising place to find fossils, but in Irvine, that's exactly where the remains of marine organisms—shark teeth, barnacles and more— have emerged over the years.

These Are Some of the Weirdest Ways Paleontologists Find Fossils

Smithsonian - ‎Jun 24, 2016‎
You can't find a fossil without breaking a few rocks. In the case of a tiny crocodile called Hoplosuchus, that involved some dynamite.

Researchers dig up fossils along Bay of Fundy

Cambridge Times - ‎Jun 26, 2016‎
Tim Fedak said the fossils scattered along Wasson Bluff date back to a time of great evolutionary change, marking the boundary between the mass extinction event at the end of Triassic period and the rapid proliferation of species that followed.

Where can you see fossils of dinosaurs and more in Southern California?

LA Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Once you check out the new “Pterosaurs” exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, consider exploring the fossils strewn across Southern California's other institutions. La Brea Tar Pits, Ralph B. Clark Regional Park Interpretive ...

What fossils reveal about the hairy history of mammals' ancestors

Huffington Post - ‎Jun 26, 2016‎
Feathers' fossil record starts before the origin of birds 150 million years ago. The therapsid lineage is about 100 million years older than that, so fewer of their skin remains are preserved.
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Ancient, disguised insects discovered in amber fossils

SlashGear - ‎Jun 27, 2016‎
We may not be pulling dinosaur DNA from insects fossilized in amber any time soon, but fossilized insects can still give us a window into the past: a team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have documented 39 examples of ancient insects ...
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Utility workers discover 14000-year-old mammoth fossils under Mexican street

Fox News - ‎Jun 27, 2016‎
Utility workers digging in the Mexican city of Tultepec unearthed the fossilized remains of a 14,000-year-old mammoth that researchers believe was cut up by early humans for meat.

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

Atlas Obscura - ‎Jun 22, 2016‎
Plants, insects, little creatures, and prehistoric giants would all get trapped in these gooey pools and perish, leaving a remarkable record of their existence behind.

10 best places to discover dinosaurs and fossils

USA TODAY - ‎Jun 24, 2016‎
Although they disappeared millions of years ago, dinosaurs haven't gone out of style. Fossil sites and displays continue to attract adults and kids fascinated by the flesh-eating monsters that once ruled the planet.

Digging for Glory

The New Yorker - ‎Jun 19, 2016‎
The cavers hadn't been searching for fossils that day, but they knew someone who would be very eager to see them: a paleoanthropologist named Lee Berger.
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Sperm whale fossils up to 12 million years old unearthed at Irvine landfill

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jun 21, 2016‎
More than 1,200 feet up on a hillside in Irvine probably isn't the first place you'd expect to find the final resting place of a 40-foot sperm whale, but that's what Melissa Macias stumbled upon last month.

Beautifully preserved feathers belonged to tiny flying dinosaurs

New Scientist - ‎Jun 28, 2016‎
Lida Xing at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, who has led an analysis of the two similar partial amber fossils, says these dinosaurs may only have been 3.5 centimetres in length. Their size suggests they were probably juveniles. The ...

Fossil-hunting couple digs into Florida's past

FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - ‎Jun 28, 2016‎
TAMPA (FOX 13) - It's always nice to have common interests with your spouse. Mike and Seina Searle certainly love the same thing: Hunting for fossils. "It's amazing to hold something that hasn't been seen in 35 million years, especially if it's an ...

Geology Club Field Trip to study fossils in Slot Canyon

Canon City Daily Record - ‎Jun 28, 2016‎
Are you interested in discovering and studying fossils near the Cañon City area? You will see dinosaur tracks and explore the Ordovician deposits north of the Slot Canyon and the Ordovician deposits to the east of the Slot Canyon.
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