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plant fossils
2015-01-21 16:04:11

Clues contained in the cells of plant fossils could be used to determine the density of trees and other forms of vegetation some 50 million years ago, according to new research published in this week’s edition of the peer-reviewed journal Science.

2014-09-24 23:10:37

Thomas McLoughlin's new book displays plant fossils found in Appalachia coalfields KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

2014-07-08 11:06:58

Tucked high in the Andes Mountains of northern Peru is a remarkable fossil locality: a 39-million-year-old petrified forest preserved in nearly pristine condition: stumps, full trees, leaves and all.

Drophyllum leaf plant fossil
2014-06-06 07:06:12

Forests affected by fires 66 million years ago during the last days of the dinosaurs recovered no differently than they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

fern fossil
2014-03-24 07:26:02

Researchers from Lund University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have made a unique discovery in a well-preserved fern that lived 180 million years ago.

Evolutionary Timeline Of Cold Weather Adaptation In Plants
2013-12-23 04:00:05

A team of researchers have compiled the largest-ever dated evolutionary tree of angiosperms, and their efforts have led to new insights into how these flowering plants changed in order to withstand winter weather.

2013-12-10 23:00:13

Author announces release of ‘A Guide to Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Age Plant Fossils of Southwest Virginia’. NORTON, Va.

America’s Oldest Flowering Fossil Unearths Dark Civil War Past
2013-12-03 13:14:31

A reclassified ancient fossil has not only been named one of North American’s oldest flower plants, but it is also unearthing some of America’s darkest tales.

2013-11-12 23:31:56

Author Thomas McLoughlin’s ‘A Guide to Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Age Plant Fossils of Southwest Virginia’ heightens the appreciation for the flora and fauna that once lived many years

Nondestructive Visualization Techniques Used To Image Ancient Fossils
2013-11-11 12:19:33

New study integrates visualization techniques to examine 150-million-year-old plant fossils without damaging specimens


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Petrified Forest National Park
2013-04-24 16:53:26

Petrified Forest National Park is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. The park holds 221,552 acres of land, of which 50,260 acres are comprised of a designated wilderness. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples. The first American explorers to enter the area arrived while searching for good routes leading from east to west. This group, led by Army Lieutenant Amiel Whipple, surveyed the northern area of the...

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