A quarry site in Nevada carries the evolutionary history of a population of stickleback fish that resided there when it was a freshwater lake.
Fossilized dung beetle balls are part of a comprehensive fossil collection project to reconstruct the habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus.
Stone tools similar to those found at prehistoric archaeological sites can be made by fracturing rocks, a technique known as flintknapping.
The floor of a rift valley is prone to periodic floods that carry in fine silt--the sedimentary matter responsible for fossil formation.
Due to the delicate nature of fossils, a hardening chemical is dripped onto every fossil before it is removed from the soil.
African rift valleys were formed by the separation of tectonic plates. Water flows down to the valley floors, creating rivers and lakes.
Prehistoric stone tools are classified into six broad technological modes by the level of sophistication and method of fabrication.
Neil Shubin brought the fossil of Tiktaalik to his daughter’s first grade class to see what the students would make of it.