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Paleontology is a historical science focused on explaining life on earth. The study of fossils can help us answer the question of where we came from.

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Is an ancient sea scorpion the largest bug ever to live on Earth?

The sea scorpion may have been the largest bug to ever live on the Earth, according to a recent find. Learn more about the giant sea scorpion.


10 Extinct Hominids

 10 Extinct Hominids

Fossils of extinct hominids are fascinating finds. Find out what we've learned from these 10 extinct hominids. See more »

Could we resurrect dinosaurs from fossil embryos?

 Could we resurrect dinosaurs from fossil embryos?

Scientists found a stash of dinosaur embryos, eggs and bone fragments. Could they resurrect a dinosaur with their findings? See more »

Fossils: From Organic to Rock in a Matter of Millennia

 Fossils: From Organic to Rock in a Matter of Millennia

Fossils allow us to draw conclusions about the evolution and extinction of species from the past. See pictures of fossils in this gallery. See more »

How Anthropology Works

 How Anthropology Works

Anthropology is a dynamic, enriching field of study centering on humankind. Learn about the world of anthropology. See more »

How Bioarchaeology Works

 How Bioarchaeology Works

Bioarchaeology combines traditional archaeology with anthropology -- the study of human culture and history. Learn about bioarchaeology. See more »

How the La Brea Tar Pits Work

 How the La Brea Tar Pits Work

Excavations of the La Brea Tar Pits have yielded some of the most impressive archaeological specimens to date. Learn about the La Brea Tar Pits. See more »

What is the oldest fossil ever found?

 What is the oldest fossil ever found?

The oldest fossil ever found could date back to 3 billion years ago. Learn about the oldest fossil ever found in this article. See more »

What can we learn from geoarchaeology?

 What can we learn from geoarchaeology?

Geoarchaeology is scientific discipline with a fondness for fossils and soil. Learn about geoarchaeology in this article. See more »

What can we learn from urban archaeology?

 What can we learn from urban archaeology?

Urban archaeology is simply archaeology that takes place in a city environment. Find out what we can learn from urban archaeology in this article. See more »

What can we learn from computational archaeology?

 What can we learn from computational archaeology?

Computational archaeology is when data collected from an archaeological excavation is paired with specific software. Learn about computational archaeology. See more »