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Finding fossils: An expedition deep into the heart of Chilean Patagonia

Finding fossils: An expedition deep into the heart of Chilean Patagonia

The Las Chinas valley near the southern tip of Chile, dubbed the Rosetta Stone of palaeontology in the southern hemisphere, is proving to be a treasure trove of fossils. Located in this valley, Estancia Cerro Guido is one of the largest estates in the country. While dedicated to cattle farming, its mountains are also home to important dinosaur fossils. Findings here include the well-preserved remains of vertebrates, …

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Skull Fossils in Cave Show Mix of Human Relatives Roamed South Africa

Skull Fossils in Cave Show Mix of Human Relatives Roamed South Africa

Nestled in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind, the Drimolen paleocave is an amphitheater hosting the remains of ancient ancestors of humans. Most famous among the hominins found there are Orpheus and Eurydice, a pair of Paranthropus robustus unearthed in 1994 and named after the lovers from Greek mythology. They are just two of more than 160 fossilized specimens of our …

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