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Fossilized urination prints reveal how dinosaurs peed

Fossilized urination prints reveal how dinosaurs peed

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How did dinosaurs pee? There are many things that we will sadly never know about the magnificent prehistoric creatures, but thankfully their toilet habits may not be one of them. And fear not,...

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By evaluating the bacteria and fungi found in fossilized feces, microbiologists are providing evidence to help support archeologists' hypotheses regarding cultures living in the Caribbean over 1,500 years ago.

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A team of paleontologists has leaped head-long into an ancient collection of poo believed to be about 240 million years old.

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2008-04-08 00:00:08

By Sandi Doughton SEATTLE - Hold the potty humor, please, but archaeologists digging in a dusty cave in Oregon have unearthed fossilized feces that appear to be the oldest biological evidence of humans in North America. The ancient poop dates back 14,300 years.

2008-04-04 09:00:12

By Steve Connor Science Editor Textbook accounts of how the Americas were first populated may have to be re-written after the discovery in Oregon of the oldest human DNA ever recorded.

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2005-11-17 15:35:00

Imagine dinosaur terrain - full of ferns and palms, right? Better add some grass to that picture. A new discovery debunks the theory that grasses didn't emerge until long after the dinosaurs died off. The earliest grass fossils ever found were about 55 million years old - from the post-dinosaur era.


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William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

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