prehistoric Texas

What’s Old Is New Again at the Texas Science & Natural History Museum in Austin

September 16, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

Nearly 90 years ago, an advertisement ran in the Austin American-Statesman for a commemorative coin that would help fund the construction of a new museum to house the state’s great historic treasures.

Did Texas Have a Jurassic Era? Plesiosaur Fossils Found in West Texas Say Yes

July 11, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

Approximately 150 million years ago, a toothy marine reptile swam through the Texas seas. When it died, it drifted to the bottom, where scavengers feasted and silt covered its bones.

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

August 16, 2022 | By Asher Elbein

This spring, an amateur fossil hunter prospecting around the North Sulphur River happened upon a skeleton emerging from a streambed 80 miles northeast of Dallas.

Bosque County’s Horn Shelter Exhibit Is History You Can Dig

January 13, 2022 | By Michael Corcoran

When you walk into the Horn Shelter exhibit at the Bosque Museum in Clifton, you’re greeted by an actor-voiced mannequin that is so lifelike, it’s eerie.

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