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Among fossils: How very old things remind us of our youth
May 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

The earth is 4.54 billion years old. That’s a big number to wrap your head around. Spending time among very old things helps, but even then it’s easy to forget that not only the fossils themselves are ancient; so is the rock they came out of, the planet circling a sun that has been around […]

Digging Sideways For Science
May 11, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Recently we received the question on our blog, “How far down do you have to dig to get to the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary?” A similar question that I get in anthropology and paleontology is “How far down do you dig to find a T. rex…..or a Dimetrodon….or an Australopithecus?” We usually don’t dig down. We dig […]

Lucy’s Great Mystery: Part 3
November 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

In Part One we learned the frightening facts: Lucy was surrounded by formidable felines. She was too slow to run away and she didn’t have weapons to repel 150 pound leopards or 500 pound  homothere saber-tooths. In Part Two we discussed even more of the fearsome predators surrounding Lucy, and began to discuss how futile fighting […]

Darwin’s Pony…and the Bulldog Who Loved Horses
August 6, 2009 · 2 Comments

Count The Toes on Our Petrified Pony Folks stop and stare at our fossil horse.  It is cute in a coltish way, all gangly and long-legged. And it is dynamic – rearing up as if it just saw you and whinnying a “Hello!”  But sharp-eyed visitors take a second look. Our Merychippus demands a digital double-take. […]


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