birbal sahni institute of paleosciences

Ancient Ape Fossil Uncovered In Western India

Scientists have unearthed the upper jaw of an ancient ape in western India, revealing details of its tooth enamel and root structure.

Sweet Potatoes May Have Originated In India

Based on the discovery of 57-million-year-old leaf fossils, scientists in India and the US suggest that the sweet potato first appeared in India.

Insect Fossils Shed Light On India’s Geological History

A new species of fungus gnat in Indian amber closely resembles its fossil relatives from Europe, disproving the concept of a strongly isolated Indian subcontinent.