Trove of Jurassic starfish uncovered, 890-million-year-old "spongelike" fossils found, Roman amphitheater unearthed.
Amateur Fossil Hunters In England Just Unearthed More Than 10,000 Jurassic Fossils Using Google Earth
Amateur paleontologists Sally and Neville Hollingworth just stumbled into the history books with an unequaled discovery of more than ten thousand Jurassic fossils.
Hundreds of these stunning specimens have never even been seen before. Sally Hollingworth has taken to making up her own names for some of these previously undiscovered species, including “squiggly wigglies” and “stalkie walkies.”
See more of what’s been found in this historic haul here.
These 890-Million-Year-Old “Spongelike” Fossils Could Be The Oldest Animal Fossils Ever Discovered
In the 1990s, geologist Elizabeth Turner flew to Canada’s isolated Mackenzie Mountains to take samples for her Ph.D. One of the samples struck her as odd, but she put it aside for later. Now, Turner believes that that sample might be evidence that animal life began hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.
Dig deeper in this report.
Archaeologists Just Discovered A 1,800-Year-Old Roman Gladiator Arena In Turkey
Archaeologists have just uncovered a rare piece of Roman-era history in the ancient town of Mastaura in western Turkey: a nearly perfectly preserved gladiator arena that could seat upwards of 20,000 cheering fans.
The amphitheater dates to around 200 B.C., during the reign of the Severan dynasty, a time when this region was rapidly expanding and increasing its wealth and status.
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