Paleontology offers itself as a tool and scope through which you can view the world; it reminds you that humans are just one of the many million species that have roamed on this Earth.
Paleontology is a branch of science that aims to paint a picture of the past, a place that we no longer have direct access to.
Fossils of hard and soft parts that are too small to be observed by the naked eye are called microfossils.
Some fossils are completely devoid of plant and animal parts but show evidence of an organism’s activities.
In the future, helium dating may be found very useful for dating rocks of the late Cenozoic and Pleistocene, because rocks and minerals of this age have not been subject to the complex history of older rocks and minerals; thus, all the helium is more likely to have been retained.The earth has been here for approximately 4.6 billion years and has a long legacy of a diverse collection of species and events that ultimately led to the era that we as humans live in now.Even though humans have lived only for a small fraction of the 4.6 billion years, we can glean information about what it was like in the past by analyzing and studying fossils, rock formations, and other signs in nature.Evidence from the age of the dinosaurs to today shows that chemical weathering of rocks is less sensitive to global temperature, and may depend on the steepness of the surface. The resurrection of vanished species -- through cutting-edge technologies such as gene-editing -- should be targeted towards recently extinct species rather than ancient ones, according to a ... Following the discovery of the Ledi-Geraru jaw, an environmental study of the eastern African Plio-Pleistocene was conducted to investigate the long-standing hypotheses that the transition from ...