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  • Tufty hair, orange eyebrows, freckles and no roar: What tyrannosaurus rex was REALLY like

    12/28/2017 2:11:36 PM PST · by mairdie · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2017 | Susie Coen
    With a roar loud enough to shake a forest and a green, scaly skin, it has long been regarded as the slickest villain of the prehistoric world. But according to a new TV programme, Tyrannosaurus Rex looked entirely different to the terrifying image so familiar from depictions on the silver screen. According to a new documentary, Tyrannosaurus Rex may not have been as terrifying as its depictions on the silver screen According to a new documentary, Tyrannosaurus Rex may not have been as terrifying as its depictions on the silver screen The dinosaur had black, bristly tufts of feathers and...
  • Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

    12/10/2017 6:36:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | December 10 at 8:55 AM | Josef Federman
     The Israeli military on Sunday said it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israeli territory, declaring a breakthrough in its war against underground threats from the Palestinian enclave. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, told reporters that Israel had used a new set of “tools” developed since a 2014 war with Hamas in order to destroy the tunnel. He said forces had detected the tunnel months ago and continued to monitor construction efforts by Hamas militants before demolishing it. ... Conricus said a new...
  • The 'fluffy' dinosaur that struggled to fly: cute crow-sized creature

    11/28/2017 9:08:17 PM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2017 | Shivali Best
    It looks like a rather cute fluffy toy. But, in fact, this is an artist's impression of a dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago. Latest research suggests the crow-sized dinosaur Anchiornis had feathers on its four wings that fluffed up rather than lying flat like those of modern birds. The primitive feathers may have actually hampered in its early attempts at flight. They would probably have caused drag when the creature tried to glide between trees, say scientists.
  • For Peaceable Humans, Dont Look to Prehistory

    07/01/2016 9:22:43 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/30/2016 | MELVIN KONNER
    Along a river in northern Germany, thousands of men lined up for a pitched battle. Some had come great distances, determined to seize or hold this modest waterway. They went at it mercilessly, leaving hundreds dead, many shot in the back while fleeing. Victory was decisive. [1250 BC]
  • Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

    10/03/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    While the concept of men battling 16foot prehistoric lizards sounds like something out of a 50s sci-fi flick, a new discovery in Australia has revealed that such encounters may have occurred. According to a study appearing in Quaternary Science Reviews, researchers from the University of Queensland have found a tiny fossil that belonged to a giant lizard bone 50,000 years ago, indicating that gigantic reptiles and humans once coexisted.
  • Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe

    08/18/2015 6:16:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Archaeologists who painstakingly examined the bones of some 26 men, women and children buried in the Stone Age grave site at Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten, near Frankfurt, say they found blunt force marks to the head, arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors. [snip] "What is...
  • Potential Origins of Europeans Found

    11/11/2005 1:09:32 AM PST · by AlaskaErik · 110 replies · 3,276+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2005 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    A study of DNA from ancient farmers in Europe shows sharp differences from that of modern Europeans results that are likely to add fuel to the debate over European origins. Researchers led by Wolfgang Haak of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, argue that their finding supports the belief that modern residents of central Europe descended from Stone Age hunter-gatherers who were present 40,000 years ago, and not the early farmers who arrived thousands of years later. But other anthropologists questioned that conclusion, arguing that the available information isn't sufficient to support it. Haak's team used DNA from 24...
  • Woolly Mammoths Are Coming Back, Say Cloning Scientists

    03/16/2014 10:39:35 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 80 replies
    DVICE ^ | March 14, 2014 | Michael Trei
    Woolly mammoths are coming back, say cloning scientists In what sounds like it could be the plot for the next Jurassic Park movie, a team of scientists in Siberia says there's a 'high chance' that they will be able to clone a woolly mammoth. The breakthrough comes as a result of last year's discovery of an incredibly well-preserved mammoth carcass, frozen in the permafrost of Siberia's Malolyakhovskiy island. The scientists estimate that the animal is about 43,000 years old, and was 50-60 years old when it died in distress after getting stuck in the ice. In the ten months since...
  • Sea Monster' Carcass Found On New Zealand Beach [VIDEO]

    06/07/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-vi | May 7, 2013 | James A Foley
    Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. The creature was found by a group driving along the beach in four-wheeled vehicles along the Bay of Plenty near Pukehina, about 250 km (155 miles) southeast of the capital Auckland, Discovery...
  • Worlds Earliest Figurative Sculpture - Ice Age Lion Man (40,000 Year-Old Mammoth Ivory Statue)

    02/08/2013 8:19:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Art Newspaper ^ | Saturday 9 Feb 2013 | The Art Newspaper
    Ice Age Lion Man is worlds earliest figurative sculpture Work carved from mammoth ivory has been redated and 1,000 new fragments discoveredbut it wont make it to British Museum show The star exhibit initially promised for the British Museums Ice Age Art show will not be comingbut for a good reason. New pieces of Ulms Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the worlds earliest figurative sculpture. At the London exhibition, which opens on 7 February, a replica from the Ulm...
  • Europe's Oldest Prehistoric Town Unearthed in Bulgaria

    11/01/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.novinite.com ^ | Nov 01,2012 | Staff
    Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered the oldest prehistoric town found to date in Europe. The walled fortified settlement, near the modern town of Provadia, is thought to have been an important centre for salt production. Its discovery in north-east Bulgaria may explain the huge gold hoard found nearby 40 years ago. Archaeologists believe that the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC. That is about 1,500 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation. The residents boiled water from a local spring and used it to create salt bricks,...
  • British archaeologist finds cave paintings at 100 new African sites

    09/18/2010 2:55:15 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Sept 17, 2010 | Dalya Alberge
    Striking prehistoric rock art created up to 5,000 years ago has been discovered at almost 100 sites in Somaliland on the Gulf of Aden in eastern Africa. A local team headed by Dr Sada Mire of the Institute of Archaeology at University College London (UCL) made the finds which included a man on horseback, painted around 4,000 years ago one of the earliest known depictions of a mounted hunter.
  • More prehistoric quakes on San Andreas Fault found (state very overdue for a "Big One")

    08/20/2010 7:33:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 8/20/10 | AP
    Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- New research has found that more big earthquakes have hit California's San Andreas Fault in the past several centuries than previously thought. The last major jolt to the Carrizo Plain segment of the San Andreas occurred in 1857 when a magnitude-7.9 quake struck. Using radiocarbon dating, researchers from the University of California, Irvine, and Arizona State University found evidence of five other large quakes that occurred before 1857. They calculated that the interval between the last six quakes was 88 years on average.
  • Prehistoric man went to the movies, say researchers

    06/29/2010 1:22:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/10 | AFP
    VIENNA (AFP) Prehistoric man enjoyed a primitive version of cinema, according to Austrian and British researchers, who are currently seeking to recreate these ancient visual displays. Rock engravings from the Copper Age found all over Europe in remote, hidden locations, indicate the artwork was more than mere images, researchers from Cambridge University and Sankt Poelten's university of applied sciences (FH) in Austria believe. "The cliff engravings... in our opinion are not just pictures but are part of an audiovisual performance," Frederick Baker of Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology said in a statement Tuesday. "There was still no...
  • Stonehenge Builders' Village Found

    06/15/2010 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies · 526+ views
    National Geographic ^ | June 15 2010 | National Geographic
    A prehistoric village has been discovered in southern England that was likely home to the builders of Stonehenge, archaeologists announced on January 30, 2007 (read the full story). The village, located 1.75 miles (2.8 kilometers) from the famous stone circle, includes eight wooden houses dated back to around 2500 B.C. The remains of a cluster of homes include the outlines of floors, beds, and cupboards. Tools, jewelry, pottery, and human and animal bones were also found. The excavated houses formed part of a much bigger settlement dating back to the Late Stone Age, according to project leader Mike Parker Pearson...
  • Numerous evidence of Pre-Historic Nuclear War exists

    10/06/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 114 replies · 4,835+ views
    agoracosmopolitan.com ^ | Tuesday 6. Oct 2009 | Brad Steiger
    Numerous evidence of Pre-Historic Nuclear War exists: Columns of Smoke Rose as if from a Mighty Furnaceby Brad Steiger Ancient Indian Epics, especially the Mahabharata, document apparent pre-historic nuclear devastation and destruction, that is being verified by diverse scholars.Then the Lord rained down fire and tar from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah, and utterly destroyed them. Genesis 19:24. My previous article in The Canadian , in which I reflected upon my book Worlds Before Our Own, provoked dozens of inquiries from readers. LINK Some stated that one of the cable channels -- some thought it was the History Channel; others,...
  • Ancient ale: Prehistoric yeast takes beer drinkers back millions of year

    09/25/2009 12:49:00 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 28 replies · 1,367+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Sep 24, 2009‎ | Suzanne Bohan
    Ancient ale Prehistoric yeast takes beer drinkers back millions of yearsBy Suzanne Bohan Contra Costa Times Sep 24, 2009‎ GUERNEVILLE, Calif. - Inside a stainless-steel tank at a brew pub here overlooking the redwood-rimmed Russian River, a 45-million-year-old yeast proves its mettle. And the remarkably resilient prehistoric microbe hasn't just garnered a devoted pack of Fossil Fuels Beer fans, it's also providing palpable proof of the tenacity of life on this planet. When the Australian-born owner of Stumptown Brewery, Peter Hackett, first learned of the ancient yeast, he doubted this long-extinct strain would ferment anything drinkable. It took the urging...
  • Study of fossils shows prehistoric fish had sex

    02/25/2009 1:55:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 3,307+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/09 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand The fossilized remains of two pregnant fish indicate that sex as we know it fertilization of eggs inside a female took place as much as 30 million years earlier than previously thought, researchers said Thursday. Scientists from Australia and Britain studying 380 million-year-old fossils of the armored placoderm fish, or Incisoscutum richiei, said they were initially confused when they realized that the two fish were carrying embryos. They originally thought the fish laid their eggs before fertilization. "Once we found embryos in this group, we knew they had internal fertilization. But how the hell are...
  • Prehistoric bronze hoard found off Greek beach (largest of its kind ever found in Greece)

    12/11/2008 9:45:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 5,569+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/08 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece Authorities say a hoard of 4,500-year-old copper weapons recovered off a northern beach is the largest of its kind ever found in Greece. A Culture Ministry statement says the discovery includes at least 110 ax and hammer heads, but several more should be extracted from compacted masses of corroded metal. The ministry says they were probably buried at a time of unrest or war. The hoard would have represented a fortune at the time.
  • Rare, prehistoric-age reptile found nesting in NZ

    11/01/2008 2:03:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,201+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/08 | Ral Lilley - ap
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand A rare reptile with lineage dating back to the dinosaur age has been found nesting on the New Zealand mainland for the first time in about 200 years, officials said Friday. Four leathery, white eggs from an indigenous tuatara were found by staff at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in the capital, Wellington, during routine maintenance work Friday, conservation manager Rouen Epson said. "The nest was uncovered by accident and is the first concrete proof we have that our tuatara are breeding," Epson said. "It suggests that there may be other nests in the sanctuary we don't...