China’s Dinosaur Hunters

At the Guardian, Tania Branigan profiles dinosaur hunter Xu Xing and describes ground-breaking fossil discoveries at digs around China. Zhucheng’s early Cretaceous relics, Liaoning’s feathered dinosaurs and...

New Dinosaur Gives Bird Wing Clue

A new fossil discovered in northwest China’s Junggar Basin may be a key link in how modern-day birds evolved from ancient dinosaurs.  From BBC: A new dinosaur unearthed in western China has shed light on the evolution from...

China Hails “Greatest Discovery Since Peking Man” – Nick Macfie

Two Chinese archaeologists made an important scientific discovery after unearthing a near-complete human skull fossil in Xuchang. From Reuters: An almost complete human skull fossil that could date back 100,000 years has been unearthed in China, state media said on Wednesday, hailing it as the greatest discovery since Peking Man. Last month’s find in Xuchang, […]

Giant Bird-Like Dinosaur Fossil Found in China – John Noble Wilford

From the New York Times: Scientists have uncovered a huge surprise in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China: the fossil skeleton of an unusually robust bird-like dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago. The animal appeared to be a young adult 25 feet long and weighing 3,000 pounds and, if it had lived longer, […]

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