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Becoming Human: Paleoanthropology, Evolution, and Human Origins

A project involving Arizona State University's Institute for Human Origins (founded and directed by Donald C. Johanson, best-known for his discovery of "Lucy"), documentary filmmaker Lenora C. Johanson, and Terra Incognita, this site is designed to teach a general audience about human evolution and the search for early hominid life in the field. The key feature of the site is an extensive (and...
Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), one of most reputable American paleontological societies, sponsors this online edition of its Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates. The database, which currently covers the years 1509-1958 and 1981-1993 with approximately 112,000 references, is searchable by author, subject, taxon, language, editor, and journal book or volume title. A help page with...
Dallas Paleontological Society

The Dallas Paleontological Society promotes the science of paleontology by creating a "network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in the field." Everyone should visit the Paleontological Information System, which is an easily searchable database containing information and photos of numerous specimens, related documents, and a glossary. In the Paleontological Info...
Fighting Dinosaurs

This site will appeal to dinosaur lovers of all ages. It comes from the American Museum of Natural History and serves as a companion to a new exhibit highlighting recent discoveries from Mongolia, including one of the most famous finds ever: a Velociraptor that was apparently buried alive by a sand flow while attacking a Protoceratops. The site features animated recreations of the last moments of...
Florida Museum of Natural History: Vertebrate Paleontology UF Master Database

Hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History, this online database allows researchers and others to search the University of Florida Vertebrate Paleontology (UF) Collection. The UF Collection of 209,432 catalogued specimens contains "many unique (i.e. not found in other museums) fossil vertebrates from important sites spanning from the Eocene and Pleistocene epochs." The UF Collection features...
Fossil Mammal Research Group

This website presents the Fossil Mammal Research Group whose "members are palaeontologists and archaeologists as well as palaeoenvironmental specialists in the School of Biological & Earth Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK." Subjects of study by the Research group include mammalian fauna development over the past 30 million years, Plio-Pleistocene and Holocene climate change, and...
Fossils and Paleontology Educational Activities

From the National Park Service (previously featured in the 06-19-2020 Scout Report), this collection features more than 20 paleontology activities, lesson plans, and materials for elementary, middle, or high school classrooms. The resources were "developed by education specialists in the National Park Service, fossil sites, or museums across the country," which should assure science teachers that...
Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database

Intended as a public resource for scientists around the world, the Paleobiology Database "has been organized and operated by a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, international group of paleobiological researchers. Its purpose is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animal and plants of any geologic age, as well as Web-based software for...
Geological Time Scale

Ride the Web Geological Time Machine at the University of California Museum of Paleontology. Click on an item in the list of 25 geological periods [15 of the 25 periods are available now, the remainder to be completed] and view a page describing each period, its subdivisions, and the life and fossils of that period.
Gobi Desert Fossil Leads to New Interpretation of Ostrich-like Dinosaur

A team of paleontologists working in Cretaceous-aged rocks of the Gobi Desert have unearthed a dinosaur fossil containing a comb-like plate very similar to the filter-feeding structure in a duck's bill. An article by Norell, Makovicky and Currie, published in this week's Nature, describes the finding. The dinosaur, Gallimimus, was a fast-running, largish, beaked creature closely related to...
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