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

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

The Utahraptor Project

What is the Utahraptor Project and How Can You Help?

The Utahraptor Project can shed light on a gruesome prehistoric dual. Death at the end of a 9-inch scythe was the fate of many unfortunate dinosaurs around 124 million years ago. Utahraptor ostrommaysorum was undoubtedly one of the most terrifying predators ever to roam the earth, the top killing machine of its day. Utahraptor has become a particular favorite for … Read More