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November 25, 2018
North Dakota Geological Survey paleontologists Clint Boyd, center, and Jeff Person, right, lead a fossil dig near Medora on July 12, 2017, with biology students from Century High School and Legacy High School. The popular program is expanding in 2019. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
Popular North Dakota fossil dig program expands
November 25, 2018 - 3:29pm
Two human footprint trackways at White Sands National Monument. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Matthew Bennett/Bournemouth University
'Unique in the world' fossil footprints show a human chasing an extinct giant sloth
April 25, 2018 - 2:50pm
January 30, 2018
An artist's reconstruction of the new titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years ago. MUST CREDIT: Andrew McAfee, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Scientists discover 'the Holy Grail of dinosaurs' in Africa
January 30, 2018 - 3:42pm
January 25, 2018
A view from below of Misliya Cave, on the western slopes of Mount Carmel in Israel. MUST CREDIT: Handout photo by Mina Weinstein-Evron/Haifa University
Scientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa
January 25, 2018 - 4:17pm
June 7, 2017
A reconstruction of the human fossils, a composite image from the CT scans of multiple specimens. MUST CREDIT: Philipp Gunz, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropoolgy, Leipzig
Modern human fossil history was just set back 100,000 years after latest discovery in Morocco
June 7, 2017 - 1:19pm
March 14, 2017
An X-ray tomographic picture of fossil thread-like red algae, tinted to show detail, unearthed in central India may represent the oldest-known plants on Earth, dating from 1.6 billion years ago, according to research published in the journal PLOS Biology in this image released March 13, 2017. Courtesy Stefan Bengtson/Handout via REUTERS
Fossils from 1.6 billion years ago may be oldest-known plants
March 14, 2017 - 3:02pm
March 1, 2017
Haematite tubes from the NSB hydrothermal vent deposits in Quebec, Canada that represent the oldest microfossils and evidence for life on Earth are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 1, 2017. The remains are at least 3,770 million years old. Matthew Dodd/University College London/Handout via REUTERS
4 billion-year-old Canadian fossils point to earliest-known evidence of life on Earth
March 1, 2017 - 3:17pm
February 18, 2017
An artist's depiction of the diversified and complex Early Triassic marine ecosystem of southeastern Idaho, U.S., revealed soon after the Earth's worst mass exinction, contradicting long-held notion life was slow to recover from calamity. Illustration courtesy of Jorge Gonzalez / Handout via Reuters
Fossils show quick rebound of life after ancient mass extinction
February 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
January 28, 2017
Two Siamogale melilutra individuals, one feeding on a fresh water clam, are pictured in this artist illustration handout image obtained by Reuters January 23, 2017.  Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million years ago.     Mauricio Antón/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County/Handout via REUTERS
Fossils of utterly huge otter unearthed in China
January 28, 2017 - 3:21pm
September 15, 2016
An illustration of a mosasaur swimming in the shallow Cretaceous sea in North Dakota. (Photo submitted by North Dakota Geological Survey)
Giant reptile bones found in northern ND could be new species
September 15, 2016 - 4:05pm
April 29, 2014
Michael Chrest of Lincoln, N.D., takes a picture of his 4-year-old son, Jack, posing in front of a Xiphactinus, a prehistoric predatory fish, on Monday, April 28, 2014, in the Adaptation Gallery of the newly expanded and renovated North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Mike Nowatzki/Forum News Service
First 2 galleries open at expanded ND Heritage Center
April 29, 2014 - 9:25am
November 14, 2013
The fossilized skull of a Maastrichtian Age Chasmosaurine dinosaur is displayed as part of the "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs & Distinguished Fossils" collection at Bonhams auction house in New York, November 14, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Dueling dinosaur bones could set fossil auction record
November 14, 2013 - 5:19pm
September 26, 2013
Pictured is an artist's model of the Dueling Dinos, two specimens discovered in eastern Montana and believed to have perished while locked in battle. The unique pair will be up for auction in November in New York City.
Dueling Dinos: Auction for fossils found in eastern Mont. expected to bring in millions
September 26, 2013 - 12:00am
September 25, 2013
Ceratopsian foot. Courtesy of Bonhams.
Expert sees no scientific value at this point for fossils found in Montana
September 25, 2013 - 10:35pm
July 1, 2012
Fog rests over the badlands and The Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit on Sept. 9, where the nation's third largest Petrified Forest rests on the northeast corner.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Medora's treasure presents 'enormous possibilities'
July 1, 2012 - 12:00am