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25 07, 2012

A Review of Prehistoric Times (Summer 2012)

By | July 25th, 2012|Dinosaur Fans, Prehistoric Times|0 Comments

Prehistoric Times (Issue 102) Reviewed

It may not feel like Summer in the United Kingdom, we have joked that British Summer Time (BST) should be changed to British Soggy Time after all the bad weather, but the Summer edition of Prehistoric Times has just arrived.

Prehistoric Times is a magazine dedicated to all things to do with dinosaur and prehistoric animal models and collecting. It also contains lots of information and articles related to fossil discoveries as well as tonnes of reader submitted artwork and illustrations.

The Summer edition features Giganotosaurus, perhaps the largest carnivorous dinosaur known to science (although Spinosaurid fans may dispute this).  The magazine’s Phil Hore has provided a highly informative article about this South American giant.  The other type of prehistoric animal featured – the Oreodonts (prehistoric mammals) provide a nice contrast and it is great to see this important group of animals and their thousands of fossils discussed in this magazine.

Tracy Ford’s contribution is a fascinating article on how to illustrate (or not illustrate) the skull fenestrae of Theropod dinosaurs and there are well-written articles on new museum exhibits at the Houston Museum of Natural History (Texas) and the Peabody Museum.

The Front Cover of Prehistoric Times (Summer 2012)

Giganotosaurus Featured on the Front Cover of “PT 102”

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Some of the artwork submitted by readers is truly amazing.  We particularly loved the Giganotosaurus illustrations by Damir Martin and the close up of those fearsome jaws by Robert Nicholls.  The artwork sent in by younger fans (Kretaceous Kids Korner) made us jealous, they are all much better than we could do.

To visit the Prehistoric Times website: Prehistoric Times

Lots of model and replica reviews plus updates on new model introductions as well as information relating to the latest dinosaur and other prehistoric animal discoveries – certainly a jam packed edition of this quarterly magazine.  Prehistoric Times is now available digitally with electronic versions available for various applications – very clever.

25 07, 2012

Woman’s Body Found under Landslide

By | July 25th, 2012|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates|0 Comments

Body Found after Dorset Landslide

It has been reported that a body has been found after approximately four hundred tonnes of rocks fell in a series of massive landslides from cliffs above a Dorset beach (southern England).  Over the last few weeks, team members at Everything Dinosaur have been raising awareness about the potential dangers of rock falls from unstable cliffs along England’s Jurassic Coast after the prolonged, heavy rains.

The landslides took place at approximately 12.30pm BST yesterday afternoon at Hive Beach (Bridport) near to a holiday camp, the beach was packed with holiday makers at the time.  A spokesperson for Dorset Police has stated that the body is believed to be that of a twenty-two year old woman who had been reported missing after the rock falls.  The body was found at 21.40pm BST last night as rescue teams searched the ten metre high pile of debris.
 Next of kin [of the missing woman] have been informed and family liaison officers are with them.
This is a terrible tragedy that highlights the potential dangers from rock falls and mudslips along the Dorset coast.  The rescue teams have been stood down as it is believed that no one else is missing.  On behalf of everyone at Everything Dinosaur we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
The Landslide that Proved Fatal

Fatal landslide along Dorset coast

Picture Credit: Martin Cox/BBC News website

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