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Palaeontology lies on the border between biology and geology, and shares with archaeology a border that is difficult to define. It now uses techniques drawn from a wide range of sciences, including biochemistry, mathematics and engineering. Use of all these techniques has enabled palaeontologists to discover much of the evolutionary history of life, almost all the way back to when Earth became capable of supporting life, about 3,800 million years ago.

Insects and spiders in the amber are related to other species found fossilized everywhere from the Dominican Republic to the Baltic. Around 100 million years ago, the northwest region that is now Gujarat was covered with a rain forest of Dipterocarpaceae, a family of tropical broadleaf trees. The excavation of the amber deposit from that forest has yielded more than 700 arthropods from 55 different genera nmdash; mostly insects, but also spiders and plants.

AN EXQUISITE FULLY-ROOTED TYRANNOSAURUS TOOTH Tyrannosaurus bataar Late Cretaceous - 68 Million Years Old Nemegt Formation, The Gobi Desert Central Asia

150-Million-Year-Old Pliosaur Had Arthritic Jaw: Dr. Judyth Sassoon of the University of Bristol, U.K., with the lower jaw of the Westbury pliosaur.

Agatized Pine Cone - this is a pine cone fossil of agate!!!

Bison – Magdalenian (c. 18,000 BC) deer antler from the cave of La Madeleine (Dordogne, France)

The world's oldest fossil of a salamander has been discovered. Six fossils of 157 million year old salamanders were found embedded in volcanic ash in an ancient lake bed in western Liaoning Province, China. Photo: Mick Ellison, American Museum of Natural History/Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Posted on March 25, 2012

Ichthyosaur fossil Lower Jurassic 185 million years Holzmaden Germany

Mammoth tooth fossil -recent find on the Peace River, FL

Creature of the Mechazoic Era

Fossil of Encrinaster, an extinct echinoderm. Naturalis museum, Leiden, Netherlands.

Image of mammoth tusk uncovered from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Shark tooth

Squelette d'Aepyornis maximus, le plus grand oiseau subfossile malgache Skeleton of Aepyornis maximus, the largest Malagasy fossil bird

Anteater (Eurotamandua joresi) 47 Mio Years, Messel in Germany "Messel on Tour“ Exhibition in Europe

Aug. 20, 2012 - Newfound pieces of human skull from "the Cave of the Monkeys" in Laos are the earliest skeletal evidence yet that humans once had an ancient, rapid migration to Asia. --- A skull found in Laos suggests human migrated to southern Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought. The discovery suggests that the first modern humans to leave Africa spread around the world much earlier.

Fossilized unhatched raptor eggs!