DNA From 31,000-Year-Old Human Teeth Reveals New Ethnic Group Living in Siberia During Last Ice Age

Fossils & Ruins

DNA From 31,000-Year-Old Human Teeth Reveals New Ethnic Group Living in Siberia During Last Ice Age

An international team of researchers, including SMU anthropologist David Meltzer, discovered a new group of ancient Siberians. The research was published June 5, 2019 as a story in Nature Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during [...]

2019-06-26T10:53:23-05:00 June 6, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News|

New Texas Dinosaur Identified by SMU Scientists

Discovery suggests a nesting site for dinosaurs in early Cretaceous Convolosaurus photo courtesy of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. DALLAS (SMU) – There’s a new Texas dinosaur on the books. SMU postdoctoral fellow Kate Andrzejewski, with University paleontologists Dale Winkler and Louis Jacobs, have identified Convolosaurus marri from fossils collected at [...]

2019-06-25T17:14:56-05:00 April 8, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals, Researcher news|

New Smithsonian Exhibit Reflects the Passion of SMU Professor and an Army of Student Fossil Hounds

Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas opens Nov. 9 at National Museum of Natural History DALLAS (SMU October 15, 2018) – Once the exhibit opens, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will allow visitors to visually dive into the cool waters off the coast of West Africa as they existed millions [...]

Ancient “Sea Monsters” Reveal How the Ever-Changing Planet Shapes Life, Past and Present

Never-Before-Seen Fossils From Angola Bring a Strange Yet Familiar Ocean Into View The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9, 2018 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions for real-life sea monsters to thrive in the South Atlantic Ocean basin shortly after it formed. [...]

The Washington Post: Oil and gas industry is causing Texas earthquakes, a ‘landmark’ study suggests

The Washington Post covered the landmark earthquake research of a team of SMU geophysicists led by SMU Associate Professor Beatrice Magnani in the SMU Department of Earth Sciences.

Prehistoric puzzle settled: carbon dioxide link to global warming 22 million years ago

The modern link between high carbon levels and climate change didn’t appear to hold true for a time interval about 25 million years ago; but now a new study using a different methodology has found the link does indeed exist.

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