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Archaeologists discover remains of 9 Neanderthals near Rome

May. 08, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, shedding new light on how the Italian peninsula was populated and under what environmental conditions. The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery...

New 'Utahraptor' state park to protect dino bones, history

May. 02, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — At the top of the Dalton-Wells Quarry, the view is incredible. The scenic La Sal mountain range is in the distance. On ridge, you can see the redrock boundary of Arches National Park. A unique green ribbon cuts through some of the rock, a highlight of...

Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs

Apr. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research unveiled Monday found. Paleontologists developed the theory while studying a mass tyrannosaur...

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

Apr. 17, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species. The ancient chompers looked less like the spear-like rows of teeth of related species. They were squatter and shorter, less than an inch long, around...

Study: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once

Apr. 15, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds. Using calculations based on body size, sexual maturity and the...