A tangled mass of articulated fish fossils uncovered in North Dakota from a site that appears to date – to the day – 66 million years ago when a meteor hit Earth, killing nearly all life on the planet. (more in comments) [2048×1365]

A tangled mass of articulated fish fossils uncovered in North Dakota from a site that appears to date – to the day – 66 million years ago when a meteor hit Earth, killing nearly all life on the planet. (more… Continue Reading

Building dinosaurs: a workshop specialized in making museum-quality casts of dinosaurs and other fossils. Additional info in comments. [album, 1126×844 each][OC]

Building dinosaurs: a workshop specialized in making museum-quality casts of dinosaurs and other fossils. Additional info in comments. [album, 1126×844 each][OC]

August30, 1909 The Burgess Shales Were Discovered by Charles Walcott. Consisting of Dark Mudstone, the Deposits Contain Diverse Soft Body Fossils, Dating From The Cambrian Era 509,000,000 Years Ago. The Picture is of a Marella Splendens, Peculiar to the Burgess Shales

August30, 1909 The Burgess Shales Were Discovered by Charles Walcott. Consisting of Dark Mudstone, the Deposits Contain Diverse Soft Body Fossils, Dating From The Cambrian Era 509,000,000 Years Ago. The Picture is of a Marella Splendens, Peculiar to the Burgess… Continue Reading

Crinoids fossil: crinoids filled the seas during the Carboniferous period and even earlier. Their fossils are frequently found in limestone from the period, giving the Carboniferous the nickname the “Age of the Crinoids [1280 x 1024]

Crinoids fossil: crinoids filled the seas during the Carboniferous period and even earlier. Their fossils are frequently found in limestone from the period, giving the Carboniferous the nickname the “Age of the Crinoids [1280 x 1024]

The highlight of my summer was seeing Ediacaran fossils like this Dickinsonia basically in situ in the Ediacara Hills, South Australia. ~555-million-year-old sea floor. [1853×2470] [OC]

The highlight of my summer was seeing Ediacaran fossils like this Dickinsonia basically in situ in the Ediacara Hills, South Australia. ~555-million-year-old sea floor. [1853×2470] [OC]