The Common Descent Podcast

Episode 61 - Behavior in the Fossil Record

May 18, 2019

It’s easy to see how fossils can teach us what ancient animals looked like, or how they evolved. But what about the ways they moved, ate, socialized, reproduced? In this episode, we explore the innovative ways paleontologists have devised to interpret the behavior of ancient animals. From their bones, their tracks, their living relatives, and modern clever experimentation, we can come to understand more than you’d ever imagine about behavior in the fossil record.

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The Intro and Outro music is “On the Origin of Species” by Protodome.
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Muscial Interludes are "Professor Umlaut" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0