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Paleontologists think that beaks may have given birds an advantage over other creatures. Down To The Bone, All The Way Down, Earth Science, Science Nature, Cyber Forensics, Brain Size, Bird Skull, Tyrannosaurus, Extinct

Why Birds Survived, and Dinosaurs Went Extinct, After an Asteroid Hit Earth

Paleontologists think that beaks may have given birds an advantage over other creatures

OUT NOW IN ALL GOOD BOOK SHOPS! The Palaeoartist's Handbook: Recreating prehistoric animals in art. A book by Mark Witton. Learn how to reconstruct dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals as accurately as possible with this comprehensive how-to art guide. Prehistoric World, Prehistoric Animals, Artie Lange, Good Books, My Books, Art For Kids Hub, Thought Experiment, Bear Art, Free Prints

Introducing The Palaeoartist's Handbook: Recreating Prehistoric Animals in Art: out next month!

In just under a month I have a new book out: The Palaeoartist's Handbook: Recreating Prehistoric Animals in Art, published by Crowood Press. This is a big (280 x 220 mm, 224 pages), full-colour, densely illustrated soft back entirely dedicated to the subject of palaeoartistry: its history, methods, execution and philosophy. It's going to be available internationally from the 27th of August in both physical and digital formats, and online retailers are already taking pre-orders for the cover…

TEACHING RESOURCES: Dating the Past - Measuring the age of rocks and fossils - Learn how geologists find out the ages of rocks and fossils to help explain how New Zealand’s structure – and the life it supports – has changed over millions of years. What If Questions, This Or That Questions, Ministry Of Education, Famous Last Words, Ammonite, Fossils, Geology, How To Find Out, The Past

Dating the past – introduction

“How old is it?” is one of the first questions you’ll probably ask when you see an interesting rock or fossil. It’s certainly one of the first things that a geologist wants to know. As you’ll discover, finding the answer could involve you in topics as varied as investigating rock layers above or below the sea, studying fossils and their evolution or using radioactive elements as geological clocks.

James Crampton and dinosaur at Hong Kong airport. How else would a paleontologist occupy themselves while waiting for a delayed flight? Fossils, Dinosaurs, Geology, Professor, New Zealand, Discovery, Past, Profile, Wrestling

Dinosaur wrestling

James Crampton and dinosaur at Hong Kong airport. How else would a paleontologist occupy themselves while waiting for a delayed flight?

Joan Wiffin - HERITAGE SCIENTIST TIMELINE & ARTICLE  Tributes came in from around the world when Joan Wiffen died in 2009. She was the woman who found the first dinosaur fossils in New Zealand and rewrote the way we understand the country’s past. Joan achieved this fame as an amateur scientist, not a professional. She received numerous honours and awards, wrote scientific publications and popular books and had a documentary film made about her life. Dinosaur Fossils, Popular Books, Documentary Film, Timeline, Documentaries, Dinosaurs, Awards, Photographs, Woman

Heritage scientist timeline – Joan Wiffen

Tributes came in from around the world when Joan Wiffen died in 2009. She was the woman who found the first dinosaur fossils in New Zealand and rewrote the way we understand the country’s past. Joan achieved this fame as an amateur scientist, not a professional. She received numerous honours and awards, wrote scientific publications and popular books and had a documentary film made about her life. Yet all this only happened in the later part of her life.

This timeline lets you see aspects of Joan's life and work, and how these fit into a wider science picture of paleontology. A full transcript is underneath. Interactive Timeline, Dinosaurs

Joan Wiffen – paleontologist

This timeline lets you see aspects of Joan's life and work, and how these fit into a wider science picture of paleontology. A full transcript is underneath.

Joan Wiffen and her fossils - VIDEO Hear about the giant marine lizards - the mosasaurs - and be relieved you won't bump into one at your local stream today! Lizards, Reptiles, Dinosaur Fossils, Outlines, Scary Halloween, Dinosaurs, North West, The Rock, Bump

Joan Wiffen and her fossils

Joan Wiffen and colleagues were famous for finding fossils at Mangahouanga Stream, in north-west Hawke’s Bay. Dr James Crampton, paleontologist at GNS Science, outlines some of the marine reptiles and dinosaur fossils they found. He explains why dinosaur fossils are so rare in New Zealand and how hard they are to extract from the rock.

Ancient dinosaur footprints discovered near Nelson — ARTICLE Footprints, Dinosaurs, Winter Jackets, Winter Coats, Winter Vest Outfits

Sophie Thomson and dinosaur footprints

Sophie Thomson, 11, of Lower Hutt, with 70 million-year-old dinosaur footprints in sandstone rocks in north-west Nelson.

Fossil correlation — STUDENT ACTIVITY In this activity, students date fossils from one site by matching them to fossils already dated somewhere else. They use real data from Mangahouanga, made famous by paleontologist Joan Wiffen. Fossils, Creatures, Science, Video Clip, Scientists, Dinosaurs, Paddle, Archaeology, Students

Cretaceous creatures

Dr James Crampton takes you inside the National Paleontology Collection at GNS Science to see some of the dinosaur and marine reptile fossils found by Joan Wiffen at Mangahouanga Stream. He shows a mosasaur skull, plesiosaur paddle and skull, pterosaur wing bone and vertebrae from two dinosaurs. Point of interest: The diagrams of dinosaurs within this video clip are a representation of what scientists believe these creatures might have looked like.

The presence of these two fossil dinoflagellates in a rock can help date it to the late Cretaceous. The fossils are only about long. Living In New Zealand, Tree Fern, Ministry Of Education, Fossils, Archaeology, Dating, Teaching, Ferns, Dinosaurs

Date a dinosaur

Dinosaurs used to live in New Zealand. We know this because their fossils have been found in a few places. The fossils of a number of different dinosaurs were found at the Mangahouanga Stream, in north-west Hawke’s Bay, by Joan Wiffen and her colleagues. They were found together with fossils of land plants, including pollen from trees and tree ferns, as well as with fossil marine animals.

How old is that dinosaur? Dinosaur Videos, Fossils, Dinosaurs, North West, Being Used, Dates, Period, Old Things, Science

How old is that dinosaur?

Dr James Crampton, paleontologist at GNS Science, explains how relative dating was used to determine that dinosaur and other fossils found in north-west Hawke’s Bay were from the Cretaceous period. Microscopic fossils, found with the dinosaurs, were correlated with others dated at other places to provide more precise dates.

World’s largest known dinosaurs once roamed New Zealand - ARTICLE A team of fossil hunters has discovered that one of the largest known dinosaurs, a titanosaurid, almost certainly roamed New Zealand about 80 million years ago. Hunters, Dinosaurs, A Team, New Zealand, Fossil, World, The World, Fossils

World’s largest known dinosaurs once roamed New Zealand

A team of fossil hunters has discovered that one of the largest known dinosaurs, a titanosaurid, almost certainly roamed New Zealand about 80 million years ago.