By: Raqi Haas
An irony of being a fossil hunter is, the discoverer of the fossil is often forgotten after he has discovered the fossil . After all, who does not want to be remembered for his discoveries? When it comes to dinosaurs, it is even trickier. Dinosaurs are...
Theories on how dinosaurs became extinct
By: Fran Moriarty
How did dinosaurs disappear? The fossil record portrays dinosaurs as a highly successful animal during the Mesozoic Era (250 million to 65 million years ago). It is not unusual for living things to become extinct. In fact some estimates claim that the presently living life...
By: A W Drake
The original view most scientists held of dinosaurs were as water or swamp dwellers that needed the buoyancy of water to support their huge bodies because they were just too big to live on land. Quadrupeds such as Apatosaurus and Diplodocus were often portrayed as...
By: Perry McCarney
While there is still controversy and argument between scientists on whether the avian species of today are descended from the dinosaur species of 65 million years ago, popular opinion is embracing the concept. Dinosaurs capture our imaginations and many wish that they still existed. So...
The history of dinosaur discovery
By: Betty Carew
Even though dinosaurs have been extinct for many millions of years it wasn't until the 1800's that the bones they left behind was discovered and recorded. It is known that the discovery of dinosaurs could have happened as far back as 3000 years ago. All...
Similarities between dinosaurs and birds
By: Fran Moriarty
Could Jurassic Park actually be in your backyard? A velociraptor racing at you as you step out to your grill. A T. Rex thrusting at you from the shrubbery. A brontosaurus peeking into your kitchen window. It might not be so imaginary as you might...
The history of dinosaur discovery
By: Fran Moriarty
Thinking humans, Homo sapiens, made their presence known about 100,000 years ago. Dinosaurs had already been extinct for 65 million years. Early man may well have noticed the strange bones that later times would eager collect.These early ancestors were too concerned of survival...
By: Perry McCarney
Dinosaurs have inspired the imaginations of people, especially fascinating children, since it was first realized that their fossilized remains were not those of giants, ogres, dragons, sea monsters or any other large mythological creature. Although the discovery of their bones in earlier ages may well...
Theories on how dinosaurs became extinct
By: Perry McCarney
The reptiles we classify under the superorder Dinosauria, and commonly call dinosaurs, consisted of a vast array of different species. While species of dinosaurs roamed and dominated the terrestrial (land) environments of the Earth for approximately 160 million years, up to 65 millions years ago...
What was the first discovery of dinosaur remains?
By: David Thackston
The first discovery of dinosaur remains definitely occurred before the time that humans began recording history. The matter of what qualifies as being the first discovery of dinosaur remains is more a matter of terminology, such as when the fossilized remains that were being found...

 

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