History may be rewritten as scientists date humans in California over 100,000 years earlier than previously believed.
When tracing evolutionary history of gourd seeds, researchers found that the disappearance of large animals directly correlated to changes in distribution of the wild plants.
Hypercarnivores, or enormous predators, most likely shaped the ecosystem during the Pleistocene epoch. Essentially, packs of these large animals controlled populations of herbivores so to preserve the ancient landscapes and valuable vegetation.
Paleontologists from the University of Michigan recently excavated almost 20 percent of a complete woolly mammoth skeleton from a local wheat field. The discovery was made by farmer and landowner who was digging to install a drainage pipe.
A treasure trove of 42 massive mastodon fossils was recently discovered in a Michigan backyard, making it the find of a lifetime for one Bellevue Township contractor.
It turns out that mammoths and mastodons were the hipsters of the Ice Age. These ancient proboscideans were homebodies, staying in one place rather than roaming like other ancient species, a new study suggests.