Scientists uncovered the origin story of common ancestors of living apes by finding a 13-million-year-old primate skull from the west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Scientists named this specimen as “Alesi”, it has a tiny nose and mouth related to its head size.
Beheaded dinosaur finally got his head after a century. paleontologists from the University of Alberta has found that the dinosaur is a Corythosaurus and its skull is kept at the university's Paleontology museum since 1920.
Fossil of two human skulls was discovered from the Lingjing site in Eastern China. Zhan-Yang Li and his team found that those skulls are more than 100,000 years old and they have some similarities with both modern and Extinct human species.
With recent archaeological findings proving that researchers may not know as much about prehistoric life as they once thought, researchers with the American Museum of Natural History are taking another look at interpreting the diets of long-extinct animals, and what they’re finding points to finding the source of a prehistoric diet. Though teeth shape has been used for decades as a primary indicator as to the dietary habits of a fossilized subject, in a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers are now saying that skull shape and ancestral lineages, both before and after extinction events, may serve as a proxy for what these animals truly once ate.