Janet Moore Schrader knows the healing powers of the Lake Michigan shoreline. She’s a fossil hunter and a truth seeker. There’s something magical about being where the water and land meet, she said. At 36, in the summer of , Schrader was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I asked God that I would be shown some direction in my life,” she said. Meditation walks — all year long — provided a sense of peace and healing. Her cancer has been in remission for five years. Her husband, Kirk Schrader provided tremendous emotional support, as well, for this mother of two young sons. Finding the fossils, each holding a special meaning or revelation for that particular day, are her blessings today, she said.
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Sam Davies, 20, of Bridgend, unearthed the ancient claw while doing field work for his University project on Lavernock Beach, Penarth. The stunned University of Portsmouth student couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the fossilised foot – the missing part of the full fossil dating back more than million years. Sam Davies and his dinosaur foot fossil.
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The bones date to 5. In , an analysis confirmed that the species was indeed capable of walking bipedally. A probable direct ancestor of Australopithecus afarensis, A. Leakey concluded that the Kanapoi and Allia Bay fossils belonged to a previously unrecognized species that lived a few hundred thousand years before Lucy. But it had several surprisingly modern-looking traits, such as a flat face and small cheek teeth normally associated with the genus Homo.
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The days are long but the years are short. My Dad is a historian. He may not call himself that but he is. He’s officially an attorney and CPA but in his spare time he has taught himself about genealogy, astronomy, dinosaurs, and fossil hunting – all fascinating glimpses into our history. He got us interested in fossil hunting as he talked about how Texas was once under water and how later dinosaurs are thought to have lived here.
Sounds exciting and I wanted to learn more.
Very interesting the notion that both ANI ASI diverged 60kya! They have also deleted the previous notion of the mixes cotiming with the putative indo-european theory probably the result of adding another years;-) however, both of them are a set-back for the academic lovers.
Enjoy this informative article and pass it on to others. For example, we recently reported the discovery of organic protein remains in fossils. They found preserved soft tissue. It was mineralized and not organic. Almost without fail, whenever an ICR scientist discusses original tissue in fossils, we hear well-intended explanations of how we got it all wrong—that the fossils in question are actually made of minerals.
Why do so many have such a hard time accepting these clear observations? Perhaps if more people knew about original-tissue fossil discoveries, they would better understand what fossils really represent. The overwhelming majority of fossils are mineralized remains or impressions of once-organic, long-dead creatures. Deep time refers to a practically endless series of events that supposedly occurred before the appearance of man in the world.
Rock Star Fossil Hunter Lee Berger Visits Dartmouth
The incoming tide lapped and bubbled, while across the water the huge white sand hill gleamed in the fitful sun. No one else on the beach- just the way I like it- as I explored a very different way to visit the Hokianga in Northland, at the top of the North Island in New Zealand. I was on the search for fossils, at the South Head of the long Hokianga Harbour.
The guide book led me m east along the sand and over some low rocks, to the mouth of a small stream. The fossil-bearing rocks are made of mudstone and sandstone and are covered with another rocky mixture called conglomerate.
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Saturday 27 January Fossil-hunter’s find identified as preserved dinosaur brain A brown pebble spotted by a fossil hunter in Sussex more than a decade ago which has been confirmed as the first known example of petrified dinosaur brain. October 27 6: The specimen is thought to have come from a large plant eater such as Iguanodon, which lived about million years ago.
Scientists believe the dead dinosaur’s head was buried in mud at the bottom of a swamp, allowing its brain to be “pickled” and preserved. In time the soft tissues became mineralised. But the fossil retained distinctive features such as the meninges – a protective membrane surrounding the brain – blood vessels, collagen and structures thought to represent the outer layer of nerve cells, or cortex. A detailed study of the “pebble” has revealed similarities with the brains of present-day birds and crocodiles, both close relatives of dinosaurs.
It is highlighted in a Special Publication of the Geological Society of London published in tribute to the professor, who was one of the world’s leading palaeobiologists. Fossil hunter Jamie Hiscocks, who discovered the specimen on a beach near Bexhill-on-Sea in , and is named as one of the study’s authors, said: I noticed there was something odd about the preservation, and soft tissue preservation did go through my mind.
Fossil-hunter’s find identified as preserved dinosaur brain
Berger said the team did not know, but explained that a vast array of new technologies were being pursued by experts in radioactive measurement in an effort to fix the fossils in prehistoric time. The following day, Berger and DeSilva joined 16 undergraduate anthropology students for a lunch meeting at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Between bites of his sandwich, Berger took questions from the students at his table.
At a nearby table, DeSilva also answered questions. The two scientists fielded questions about the anatomy of the fossils, the range of variability within the population, their sizes, and inferred behaviors having to do with diet and language.
The chimpanzee–human divergence likely took place during about 10 to 7 million years ago. The list of fossils begins with Graecopithecus, dated some million years ago, which may or may not still be ancestral to both the human and the chimpanzee the earlier history of the human lineage, see Timeline_of_human_evolution#Hominidae, Hominidae#Phylogeny.
One day last spring fossil hunter and anatomy professor Kenneth Rose That unanticipated eureka moment has led researchers at the school to Published online in the February Proceedings of the Royal Society the But the team led by Johns Hopkinss Rose found that their rabbit bones That unanticipated eureka moment has led researchers at the school to the discovery of the oldest known record of rabbits.
The fossil evidence in hand, found in west-central India, predates the oldest previously known rabbits by several million years and extends the record of the whole category of the animal on the Indian subcontinent by 35 million years. Published online in the February Proceedings of the Royal Society, the investigators say previous fossil and molecular data suggested that rabbits and hares diverged about 35 million years ago from pikas, a mousy looking member of the family Ochotonidae in the order of lagomorphs, which also includes all of the family Leporidae encompassing rabbits and hares.
But the team led by Johns Hopkinss Rose found that their rabbit bones were very similar in characteristics to previously unreported Chinese rabbit fossils that date to the Middle Eocene epoch, about 48 million years ago. The Indian fossils, dating from about 53 million years ago, appear to show advanced rabbit-like features, according to Rose.
What we have suggests that diversification among the Lagamorpha group-all modern day hares, rabbits and pikas-may already have started by the Early Eocene, says Rose, professor in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Rose says the new discovery was delayed a few years because the researchers had not been looking specifically to determine the age of rabbits. We found these bones on a dig in India a few years ago and didnt know what animal they came from, so we held onto them and figured wed look at them later, he says.
It didnt occur to us they would be rabbits because there were no known rabbits that early in time and the only known rabbits from that part of the world are from central Asia.
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The evolution of fish began about million years ago during the Cambrian was during this time that the early chordates developed the skull and the vertebral column, leading to the first craniates and first fish lineages belong to the Agnatha, or jawless examples include the late Cambrian, eel-like jawless fish called the conodonts.
March 19, 1 2 3 One day last spring, fossil hunter and anatomy professor Kenneth Rose, Ph. That unanticipated eureka moment has led researchers at the school to the discovery of the oldest known record of rabbits. The fossil evidence in hand, found in west-central India, predates the oldest previously known rabbits by several million years and extends the record of the whole category of the animal on the Indian subcontinent by 35 million years. Published online in the February Proceedings of the Royal Society , the investigators say previous fossil and molecular data suggested that rabbits and hares diverged about 35 million years ago from pikas, a mousy looking member of the family Ochotonidae in the order of lagomorphs, which also includes all of the family Leporidae encompassing rabbits and hares.
The Indian fossils, dating from about 53 million years ago, appear to show advanced rabbit-like features, according to Rose. Rose says the new discovery was delayed a few years because the researchers had not been looking specifically to determine the age of rabbits. Sure enough, the tiny bones about a quarter of an inch long from India looked remarkably similar to ankle and foot bones from modern day jackrabbits, which are 4 to 5 times bigger.
Rose and his team set out and measured every dimension of their Indian bones and compared them to eight living species of rabbits and hares. They also compared them to two species of the related pika-that mouse-like, mountain-dwelling critter that lives in the Rocky Mountains of North America, among other places.
Using a technique called character analysis, the team first recorded measurements of 20 anatomical features of the bones, which showed that the bones are definitely Lagomorph and closer to rabbits than pikas. The scientists then ran a series of statistical tests on the individual measurements to see how they compared with the Chinese fossils as well as living rabbits and pikas. They found that although the Indian fossils resemble pikas in some primitive features, they look more like rabbits in specialized bone features.
Asked how many years of good luck one gets with a 53 million-year-old rabbit foot bone, Rose quipped that he “already got lucky with the feet, but what we really would like are some teeth that tell how different these animals really were. Rana and Lachham Singh of H.