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Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Image caption The male H. naledi specimen named “Neo”, after being freed from the surrounding matrix A new haul of ancient human remains has been described from an important cave site in South Africa. The finds, including a well-preserved skull, bolster the idea that the Homo naledi people deliberately deposited their dead in the cave. Evidence of such complex behaviour is surprising for a human species with a brain that’s a third the size of […]

Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discovered

Image copyright University of Manchester Image caption Ammonites are prehistoric cephalopods, closely related to modern-day squid, cuttlefish and octopuses The “death drag” of a prehistoric “squid” – or ammonite – made 150-million-years-ago has been preserved as an incredible fossil. The animal’s shell made the 8.5m-long mark as it drifted along the seafloor after its death. Ammonites are one of the most common and popular fossils collected by amateur fossil hunters. This specimen (Subplanites rueppellianus) was […]

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