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13 facts tagged with Paleontology Facts
The site where the Parthenon was built had to be cleared of hundreds of dinosaur bones (then called giants' bones) before construction could begin.
Scientists have revived a flowering plant from a fruit stored away in permafrost by Arctic ground squirrel 32,000 years ago.
The dildo was invented at least 22,000 years before the wheel.
Only 12,000 years ago there was a species closely related to modern humans called Homo floresiensis that had been living on an Indonesian Island. They used fire and rather advanced tools, yet were only about 3 feet tall and weighed around 25kg.
The oldest stone tools found are dated from 2.7 - 2.9 million years ago. The species that made these tools is unknown.