fossils

Ecosystems of early human evolution

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past 7 million years.


REPTILIAN RELATIVES

Dinosaur relatives and first dinosaurs more closely connected than previously thought and precise rock dating calls ages of other fossil sites across the globe into question.


DINO-MITE MYSTERY SOLVED

A remarkably detailed picture of the climate and ecology during the Triassic Period explains why dinosaurs failed to establish dominance near the equator for 30 million years.