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2014-05-16 23:01:58

The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded a $499,887 grant to curate and digitize three recently acquired collections of modern and Neogene-age invertebrates and protists. The collections represent ancient and recent shallow-marine environments from the last 23 million years and form a foundation for conservation paleobiology and historical ecology research. RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota...

2012-05-08 13:44:37

A basic tenet underpinning scientists' understanding of extinction is that more abundant species persist longer than their less abundant counterparts, but a new University of Georgia study reveals a much more complex relationship. A team of scientists analyzed more than 46,000 fossils from 52 sites and found that greater numbers did indeed help clam-like brachiopods survive the Ordovician extinction, which killed off approximately half of the Earth's life forms some 444 million years ago....


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Paleontology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paleontology or Palaeontology is the scientific study of prehistoric life, including the study of fossils to determine the organisms evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier’s work on comparative anatomy, and it developed quickly within the 19th century. The term itself comes from Greek palaios, meaning...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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