By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Just as the digital age has made keeping records easier than ever before, fossils are the permanent markers of what plant and animal life was like millions of years ago, long before mankind made his early appearance. Although there are fossils of early man, the...
What was the first discovery of dinosaur remains?
By: Fran Moriarty
Dinosaurs roamed the earth for over 200 million years. The last "terrible lizard" died 65 million years ago. Some dinosaurs happened to die in a place that allowed a fossil to be cast. These fossils were formed and lay uncovered until earthquakes and floods uncovered...
Theories on how dinosaurs became extinct
By: David Thackston
While it is known that a major event would have been required to bring about the extinction of dinosaurs, there are several theories about what completely killed them off. Although most scientists agree that a large asteroid did in fact hit the earth around the...
Which of today's animals lived alongside dinosaurs?
By: Perry McCarney
The reptilian species that are classified by our taxonomic system under the super order Dinosauria went extinct some 65 million years ago. No individual animal known to man has a lifespan more than an infinitesimal fraction of that. As such, we can presume the question...
Types of climates that dinosaurs lived in
By: Betty Carew
The dinosaurs lived in the Mesozoic Era which was a time of tectonic, climatic and evolutionary activity. It was a time when the continents shifted from a state of connectedness into their present configuration. But just what types of climates did the dinosaurs live in...
How are fossils formed?
By: Raqi Haas
Fossils are often thought to be just preserved remains of animals from prehistoric time periods. However, the term 'fossil' also includes impressions, traces, droppings, footprints and various other biological evidence/records that animals have left behind that have been preserved over time. All over the world...
Popular myths about dinosaurs
By: Raqi Haas
Human beings have known about dinosaurs even before the stone ages. Even ancient Romans used dinosaur bones as tools without knowing who these belonged to. And no, these are not myths. Human beings have used the bones of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures over tens...
Ways that information about dinosaurs is discovered
By: David Thackston
Scientists gather information about dinosaurs by relying upon a variety of resources at their disposal, the first of which being human intuition and the ability to observe and theorize. Fossils and the timeline established by the fossil record help scientists turn theory into fact by...
Types of climates that dinosaurs lived in
By: A W Drake
The age of the dinosaurs, or the Mesozoic Era began 240 million years ago after a mass extinction towards the end of the Palaeozoic Era. This was a phase of geographical upheaval as land that we know as Europe and Asia collided with North America...
The Primordial Soup Theory is Wrong
By: Karen Crumley
The Primordial Soup theory has been around for at least five decades. Oparin believed that the conditions and chemical make-up of the Earth's oceans were optimal for the development of life on Earth. Scientists all over the world have been attempting to confirm this theory...

 

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