Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?

Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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