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Found 4 results

  1. Fossils Unexpectedly Discovered in Jordan Change Paradigm of Plant Evolution Paleobotanists thought seed plants evolved after the Permian mass extinction, but fossils of early pine trees and other gymnosperms found by the Dead Sea alter timeline. Haaretz, Ruth Schuster, December 25, 2018 https://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/.premium-fossils-unexpectedly-discovered-in-jordan-change-paradigm-of-plant-evolution-1.6783472 Middle East fossils push back origin of key plant groups millions of years By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/middle-east-fossils-push-back-origin-key-plant-groups-millions-years Blomenkemper, P., Kerp, H., Hamad, A.A., DiMichele, W.A. and Bomfleur, B., 2018. A hidden cradle of plant evolution in Permian tropical lowlands. Science, 362(6421), pp.1414-1416. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6421/1414 Yours, Paul H.
  2. Here's another type of fossil that came in the same formation as the ones I posted in the Middle East forum under 'Ammonites? They're roundish anyway...' . And thanks again to Ludwigia for the information on those fossils! I read the points on posting images and I apologize for this one being a little washed out. I'm at the mercy of my camera, though.
  3. Mount Lebanon, Near Aley

    So during a recent construction project Near Aley, Mount lebanon, Lebanon, I noticed that interesting dark patches where found in the brown rocks. By chance, one of the workers was trying to break down one big stone, to expose what looked like a fish imprint to me. The attached image shows both sides of the hammered down rock. I have no idea what and how old this sample is, so any help on the issue is very welcomed. I also don't understand what is the distinct white and shiny line which passes through the shown sample. Additional info: - Altitude of the area is roughly 660 m (sea level) - The depth at which this sample was found was approximately 10-12 m from the original surface (may be 9-10 m into the bedrock) - There is a water spring in our land, so underground water is plenty - I have noticed that many construction sites in the area have such dark patches in the excavated stones - I have checked wikipedia and google for any history of paleo excavation in the area, non is mentioned (only two sites near jbeil, which are almost 50 km north, at almost half the altitude). - I have found other samples, some look like a teapot, others might resemble a deformed octopus, etc... Ihab
  4. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since March 23, 2018. African and Middle Eastern Faunas (by country) Africa/Middle East - General Berger, L.R. and J. Brink. An Atlas of southern African Mammalian Fossil Bearing Sites - Late Miocene to Late Pleistocene. Coryndon, S.C. and R.J.G. Savage (1973). The Origin and Affinities of African Mammal Faunas. Special Papers in Palaeontology, Number 12. deMenocal, P.B. (2004). 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