Tag: paleontology

Cretaceous Cold Case #4: Graveyard Shift

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is the fourth post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The graveyard shift in

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Cretaceous Cold Cases #3: Duck(bill) Amuck

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is the third post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. One brisk fall day

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Cretaceous Cold Case #2, Part 1: It’s a Trap?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is part one of the second post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained  using fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Part

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Cretaceous Cold Cases #1: A Case With Legs

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

This is the first post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained and exemplified by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research scientist with a joint appointment at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Summer, 2001.

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New Species of Plant-Eating Dino was Lunch for Prehistoric Crocs

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Sometimes, the fossil record gives us some really exciting insights into prehistoric life – including grisly details of prehistoric death. Paleontologists have found evidence not only of a new species of herbivorous, or plant-eating, dinosaur, but also that these dinosaurs were preyed upon by the prehistoric forebears of crocodiles. Seventy-five million years ago, southern Utah

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