Our own Adrian Currie has edited a special section of Studies in HPS, "Scientific Knowledge of the Deep Past", featuring Maureen O'Malley, Lindell Bromham, and our own Derek Turner, here. What's more, for the next 50 days you can download each paper FOR FREE, here are the papers in the collection and links to your free copy!
Adrian & Derek's Introduction: Scientific Knowledge of the Deep Past
Derek Turner's A Second Look at the Color of Dinosaurs
Lindell Bromham's Testing Hypotheses in Macroevolution
Maureen O'Malley's Histories of Molecules: Reconciling the Past