Tagged: Jørn Hurum

Hurum wins Emerging Explorers prize from National Geographic

Norwegian palaeontologist Jørn Hurum has been awarded the National Geographic Society’s Emerging Explorers prize for his important finds of prehistoric giant sea reptiles on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Hurum is chief palaeontologist at...

Hurum admits to paying for Ida fossil

OSLO, Norway, May 28 (UPI) — Norwegian paleontologist Jorn Hurum says he paid nearly $750,000 for Ida the fossil, which he suspects is an evolutionary missing link. Hurum said he had no regrets regarding...

Stunning fossil find unveiled

New York May 19 – Scientists announced today the discovery of a 47 million year old human ancestor. For the past two years, an international team of scientists, led by world-renowned Norwegian fossil scientist...

Early skeleton sheds light on primate evolution

NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly complete skeleton of a small 47 million-year-old creature found in Germany was displayed Tuesday by scientists who said it would help illuminate the early evolution of monkeys, apes...