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Paleontology vs. Archaeology [Detailed Comparison]

As a child, I often annoyed everyone around me talking about dinosaurs nonstop. Honestly, I still do this. However, one thing always annoyed me too. Why did everyone think that I wanted to be an archaeologist? What’s the difference between paleontology and archaeology? Paleontology is the study of prehistoric life through fossils while archaeology is the study of ancient humans … Read More

Do Dinosaurs Have Common Names

Do Dinosaurs Have Common Names?

Dinosaur names are notoriously difficult to say. We all know the most popular ones because they’re prevalent in pop culture. Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus are no more difficult to say than Elephant; how many people can pronounce, much less, spell Tuojiangosaurus? Do dinosaurs have common names? Dinosaur names are often hard to pronounce because their scientific names are derived from … Read More

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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – Show Breakdown

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous was long overdue. There have been numerous Jurassic Park shows planned since the first film debuted in 1993. In 2020, we finally got our show and it was worth the wait. While the announcement was met with skepticism, critics, and fans tend to agree that this show outperformed their expectations. While it is not without fault, … Read More

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Fun Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas Kids Will Love

All great parties need a theme. While most children like dinosaurs, some are completely obsessed. In another article, I explored why kids love dinosaurs. The mystery and scale of these extinct animals are fascinating to young minds. A dinosaur-themed birthday party is perfect for those kids who have dinosaurs on their brain. How do you plan for a party like … Read More

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Why Do Kids Like Dinosaurs? [What Research Indicates]

One thing has been held for centuries: children love dinosaurs. They beg for dinosaur toys, adorn their rooms with dinosaur posters, and become engrossed in dinosaur films. The concept of conceptual domains or topics of “intense interest” is the most likely source of this obsession with dinosaurs. You may wonder: why do kids like dinosaurs so much when most adults take … Read More

Why Were Prehistoric Animals So Large

Why Were Prehistoric Animals So Large?

Why were prehistoric animals so large? Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, and many other prehistoric animals were massive! The largest living land animal, the African elephant is barely comparable to Triceratops in size and about a quarter of the size of many sauropods (the long-necked dinosaurs). Compared to animals like Brachiosaurus, it’s no wonder that many ask why prehistoric animals grew … Read More

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A Few Great Paleontology Science Project Ideas

Science fairs are a great time to get your hands dirty, sometimes literally. Students who love dinosaurs may want to find a paleontology science project. Paleontologists have to be creative with how they plan and perform experiments. Since the subjects of their research are often no longer alive, they often create models, utilize modern analogs, or study their subjects indirectly. … Read More

Why is Paleontology Important

Why is Paleontology Important?

A common question directed to paleontologists is why is paleontology important? Why does it matter to us when other sciences seem more relevant? Paleontology is not flashy like other sciences. Those that create medicine or allow us to travel to the moon often command the headlines. To many, paleontology is merely the study of the past, but do not be … Read More

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The Complete Fossil Hunting Guide for Beginners

For many budding paleontologists, both young and old, the idea of finding your first fossil goes something like this: a bright day, full of opportunity. You look down and, amazingly, something just happens to catch your eye. In the flash of a moment, you’ve discovered the newest species of dinosaur! Amateur fossil hunter, and rancher Kathy Wankel, made an incredible … Read More

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9 Awesome Dinosaur Gifts for Children

What do you buy a kid who loves dinosaurs? With the sheer volume of options, it can become overwhelming. Our guide will help you find the perfect gift for your child. In another article, we explain that children who love dinosaurs can benefit from this intense interest. As parents, teachers, and caretakers of kids, we can help foster their curiosity … Read More