Category Archives: Paleontology

Gingko Petrified Forest

Gingko Petrified ForestVantage, Washington. http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest Article by Thomas Baurley on 12/3/2016 ~ Enroute to a archaeological survey I was doing, we stopped the night at Wanapum State Park only to discover next door was the GIngko Petrified Forest. What a … Continue reading

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Pecos Valley Diamonds

PECOS VALLEY DIAMONDS New Mexico, one of the nation’s most mineralized states, contains a very large quantity quartz (Si02) . ” This ubiquitous mineral occurs in every district and in many forms. The crystals known as “Pecos Valley ‘Diamonds” however, … Continue reading

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1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution

archived/cross-posted from http://news.yahoo.com/skull-discovery-suggests-early-man-single-species-180440066.html Skull discovery suggests early man was single species By Kerry Sheridan,  SETH BORENSTEIN and SOPHIKO MEGRELIDZE .. .DMANISI, Georgia (AP) — The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides … Continue reading

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Foot find shows prehuman walked same time as Lucy – Yahoo! News

By ALICIA CHANG | Associated Press – 22 hrs ago Email 3 Print RELATED CONTENT Enlarge Photo This image provided by the Cleveland … LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lucy, it turns out, had company — another prehuman that also walked but spent more of its time … Continue reading

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UK scientists find lost Darwin fossils – Yahoo! News

UK scientists find ‘lost’ Darwin fossils By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Associated Press – 2 hrs 51 mins ago Email Print RELATED CONTENT This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of London on Tuesday … This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

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Mesa Arch @ Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch Mesa Arch Mesa Arch TrailRound trip hike: 30 minutes; 1/2 mile loop (0.8 km)This short relatively easy trail leads to Mesa Arch, one of the most scenic and accessible stone arches in the Island of the Sky District … Continue reading

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Monitor & Merrimac Buttes @ Canyonlands

Monitor and Merrimac Buttes Monitor and Merrimac Buttes * Canyonlands National ParkVery prominent landforms within Canyonlands National Park that tower over 600 feet above the Navajo sandstone base. These buttes were named after the civil war ironclad battleships of the … Continue reading

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Canyonlands National Park (Moab, Utah)

Canyonlands National Park Canyonlands National Park * http://www.nps.gov/cany/ * Canyonlands National Park * 2282 SW Resource Blvd. * Moab, Utah 84532 * (435) 719-2313 In the heart of Utah near the resort town o Moab lies one of North America’s … Continue reading

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Manta Rays

Sting Rays at Bar Beach * Narooma New South Wales, Australia Sting Rays: Manta Rays* Animalia * Chordata * Chondrichthyes * Elasmobranchii *Myliobatiformes * Myliobatidae * Manta * M. birostris * : aka: “Manta Ray, Sting Ray, Devil Fish, Manta” … Continue reading

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Knocknashee

    “Knocknashee”, legendary ” Hill of the Faeries” County Sligo, Ireland Knocknashee is known as the legendary “Hill of the Faeries” and is one of Ireland’s seven most sacred hills. The name comes from the Irish “knock” (cnoc) meaning … Continue reading

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