Past Time

Past Time is a podcast that explores how we know what we know about the past. There's a special focus on the fossil record - it is hosted by two paleontologists - but delving into the story of the past isn't limited to dry bones. Today's paleontologists use techniques drawn from other sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology to figure out what extinct animals were like and how they lived. Whether you are just starting to learn about the amazing animals that have called this planet home, or you have been fascinated by fossils for a long time, we hope you will join us as we dig into past times. Keywords: Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Animals, Fossils, Extinction

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Episode 31 – The First Frogs of the Age of Dinosaurs!


THE FIRST FROGS OF NORTH AMERICA Every discovery we make in natural history happens thanks to specimens. Fossil bones, shells, footprints, coprolites, tissue samples—even field notes and photograms—are the building blocks scientists use to tell the story


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 2019-05-17  11m
 
 

Episode 30 – SVP Recap, guest-starring I KNOW DINO


Meeting of the Minds There is no bigger paleontology conference for fans of dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, birds, fishes, and reptiles than the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. The 78th annual meeting just took place this October in Al


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 2018-12-14  26m
 
 

Episode 29 – First of the Four-Footed Giant Dinosaurs!


Ledumahadi and the first dinosaur giants The sauropod dinosaurs—the classic long-necks—included the largest land animal species that have ever lived. Throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous, multiple families of sauropods achieved body masses over 50 tons


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 2018-10-05  12m
 
 

Episode 28 – PAST TIME reviews Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom!


First Iteration I (Adam) am both proud and nervous to say that this is an atypical Past Time episode, as we’re not talking about a new discovery nor a real scientific topic; it is a recap/review of Jurassic World 2. However, I think it is worth addressin


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 2018-08-22  50m
 
 

Episode 27 – Machairoceratops: An Extinct Horned Dinosaur Under Threat!


Eighty million years ago, a wildly ornamented species of horned dinosaur roamed the southern half of North America’s western landmass, Laramidia. In 2016, paleontologist Eric Lund and his colleagues named it Machairoceratops cronusi, and we fell in love


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 2018-07-27  31m
 
 

Episode 26 – Colobops: the tiny reptile with a big bite!


Big bites come in small skulls This episode tells a story of one of Adam Pritchard’s favorite projects from Yale University, describing the skull of a teeny reptile from the early days of the Age of Reptiles. Hailing from the eastern coast of North Ameri


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 2018-07-13  15m
 
 

Episode 25 – Ceratosaurs: Story of a Predatory Dinosaur Dynasty!


Masters of horns and teeth Throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, dinosaurs were top dogs on every continent and in every sort of environment. The ceratosaurs were some of the classic predators that ruled the tops of the food chains for much of


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 2018-06-29  4m
 
 

Episode 24 – Dinosaurs and crocodiles in the Land Before Egypt!


Egyptian paleontology has a long and storied history, although much of it is focused on discoveries from the Cenozoic Era. Incredible fossils of early whales, primates, and other mammals have been discovered in Egypt since the beginning of the twentieth


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 2018-05-04  9m
 
 

Episode 23: Meet the Echinoderms! Adventures with Ancient Sea Stars!


This episode was a blast to produce for a vertebrate scientist. I learned a ton about the echinoderms, the group of invertebrate animals to which sea stars, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, and crinoids belong. Be prepared for more adventures w


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 2018-03-23  14m
 
 

Episode 22: Matheronodon, a new dinosaur with a different kind of bite!


Matheronodon is certainly a dinosaur worthy of a bigger bite. With proportionally giant teeth strikingly different from the standard-issue ornithopod dinosaur, it is certainly one of the most important dino discoveries out of Europe this year. Better yet


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 2017-12-08  13m