Category Archives: fossils

Coal and the fossil record of climate change in the Canadian High Arctic

Spectacular fossilized forests in the Canadian High Arctic provide clues to life on a warmer earth. Unless we mine their coal in order to heat our planet back to the Eocene.
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Categories: by Anne, Cenozoic, climate science, environment, fossils, photos

4 index fossils

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
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Categories: fossils, geology

A new podclast for your listening pleasure

Volcanoes and dinosaurs and 50’s sci-fi, oh my!
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Categories: bloggery, earthquakes, fossils, geology, volcanoes

Single-celled trace fossils?

Remember those controversional macro- and trace fossils from the 2 billion year-old Stirling formation? They seemed to offer the intriguing possibility that multicellular life may have popped into being far earlier in Earth history than is generally supposed. However, this … Continue reading

Categories: fossils, geology

Telling a dinosaur footprint from a hole in the ground

How do palaeontologists know?
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Categories: fossils, geology, paper reviews