Media

Sometimes, the press mentions our work. Here are some great write-ups for interested members of the public:

 

2018

Ancient poo reveals extinct dogs crunched big bones. Nature.

Extinct doggos' bone-crushing diet preserved in fossil poop. Live Science.

Ancient ancestors of dogs and wolves had a bite so strong it allowed them to crush and eat BONE, scientists find by analyzing fossilized feces. Daily Mail.

(Note: There may have been some miscommunication regarding the age of these coprolites, which seems to have caused confusion among readers! Like the bones, they are between five and six million years old. The last of the Borophagus bone-cracking dogs went extinct around 2 million years ago, but these poops were deposited by an earlier Borophagus species. Still an incredible find!)

2017

Life in Los Angeles was brutal for saber-toothed cats. Popular Science.

Saber-toothed cats paid a stiff price for lunch. The New York Times.

The dangers of being a saber-toothed cat in Los Angeles 12,000 years ago. Phys.org.

Sabre-toothed tigers in ice-age Los Angeles had bad back trouble. New Scientist.

(Note: If you have visited the La Brea Tar Pits, then you probably know that saber-toothed cats were not tigers...)

2013

Black gold. The Economist.