Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

Dinosaur Party Food – How I Can Make it?

Fossil Party Bags Dinosaur Party Food

Dinosaur Party Food?   If you are reading this, we reckon you are after inspiration or encouragement as junior has asked for a Dinosaur Party – complete with dinosaur party food!!!  We reckon the demand could be high this year what with the release of a certain film!  So here are a few ideas – […]

Pterosaur Eggs – What do we know?

Pterosaur Eggs – what do we know? Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, China, purchased a unique fossil, found by a local farmer of a Pterosaur lying next to a fossil egg.  It is assumed that the pterosaur laid the egg. Subsequent research suggests that pterosaurs behaved more like reptiles than birds when it comes to […]

Early Birds – fascinating fossils?

Early Birds A 50 million year old fossilised bird was found in Wyoming USA.   It is only 10 centimetres long.  Its well-defined feathers lead Paleontologist Daniel Ksepka  to think that it was an earlier cousin of humming birds and swifts.  It looks really cute.  A bit like a prehistoric cave drawing of a chick. […]

Did T Rex Eat Fruit?

Dinosaur Eating an Orange?

Did T Rex Eat Fruit? Possibly not!  Although check out this film of  Tony feeding Oranges to his outrarrrgeous pet at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show.   Taking place every February in Tucson Arizona,  is the world’s largest show of Fossils, Gems and Minerals with the advantage that Tucson is definitely warmer – and drier […]

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