Posts Tagged ‘Bones’

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years

Analysis of bones, from what was once the world’s largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought — according to a study published today, 12 September 2018, in the journal Science Advances. A team of scientists led by international conservation charity ZSL […]

WFS News: Fossil hunters find bones of human-sized penguin on New Zealand beach

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The remnants of an ancient penguin that stood as tall as a human have been found encased in rock on a beach in New Zealand. Fossil hunters chanced upon the prehistoric bones in sedimentary rock that formed 55m to 60m years ago on what is now Hampden beach […]

Bones of a previously unknown species prove to be one of the oldest seabirds

Fossils discovered in Canterbury, New Zealand reveal the nature of one of the world’s oldest flying seabirds. Thought to have lived between 60.5 and 61.6 million years ago, the fossil is suggested to have formed shortly after the extinction of dinosaurs and many marine organisms. Bones of the bird were discovered in 2009 by Leigh […]