Fossil

Sue, T. Rex

Sue The T-Rex Celebrating 25th “Unearth Day” At Field Museum

Twenty-five years is just a drop in the bucket for a 65-million-year-old fossil, but it’s still a big milestone for the Field Museum, which is celebrating what it calls “unearth day” for Sue the T-Rex.

08/12/2015

This fossilized giant beaver tooth was found along the Kishwaukee River in McHenry County. (Credit: McHenry County Conservation District)

Fossilized Giant Beaver Tooth Found In McHenry County

A maintenance worker walking along the Kishwaukee River found the fossilized incisor just lying in some brush, according to McHenry County Conservation District spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer.

01/16/2015

Siats Meekerorum Dinosaur. (Artist Credit: Jorge Gonzales)

Field Museum Scientist Helps Discover Dinosaur That Terrorized T-Rex

Were the Siats meekerorum in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, you have to wonder if any of the characters would have made it off the island alive.

11/22/2013

This fossil primate was encased within a rock and discovered after the rock was split open, yielding a skeleton and impressions of primate bones on each side of the two rock halves. One half is shown here. (Photo Credit: Dr. Xijun Ni, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing)

Local Scientists Help Announce Discovery Of Oldest Primate Skeleton

A local husband and wife team of anthropologists have co-authored research regarding the discovery of a tiny monkey fossil that is one of the most complete and oldest fossils ever found.

06/05/2013