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Tūhoe and scientists collaborate on dinosaur hunt – In the news

Laura Goodall posted in on July 7th, 2016.

Ngāi Tūhoe and palaeontologists have teamed up to go digging for dinosaurs and understand more about how these animals lived in New Zealand. The research will focus on searching for fossil remains in streams that flow through Te Urewera National Park, which is managed by Ngāi Tūhoe. “They’re leading the project,” palaeontologist James Crampton from GNS Science […]

Waikato Times: Ancient history and the age when dinosaurs roamed

Peter Griffin posted in on September 10th, 2010.

David Riddell writes in the Waikato Times about a recent talk by Professor Cam Nelson about New Zealand’s geological history – from its beginnings attached to Gondwanaland, to its current position. The talk, intended to set the geological scene, is the first in a series which will be focused on New Zealand’s dinosaurs. An excerpt: […]

NZ Herald: ‘Dinobird’ a landmark discovery

Peter Griffin posted in on May 13th, 2010.

Paleontologists are very excited by the discovery of trace metals and chemicals found in the remains of the world’s oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, which provides a chemical link between birds and dinosaurs. The discovery was made possible by by examining the fossil’s wing impressions with super-strong x-rays – an extremely sensitive method of detection not […]

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