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“By comparing modern leaves to leaves preserved in 15-million-year-old clay deposits, we can estimate how much CO2 was in the air when the ancient leaves were alive.”
“A series 2009 studies in Science reported on the 4.4-million-year-old fossil of "Ardi," of the extinct Ardipithecus ramidus primate species that carried human traits.”
“You do not simply learn about archaeopteryx, the famous 150 million-year-old reptile-bird dug up in Germany in 1861, but also learn that the quarry worker who found the fossil had a bad cough and traded his find for medical treatment to a doctor and amateur paleontologist, who in turn sold it to the British Museum.”
“While they declined to divulge their customers it's well know that actors Nicolas Cage and Leonardo DiCaprio got into a bidding war for a 67-million-year-old tyrannosaurus skull, much like the one on sale this Thursday, at a Los Angeles I.M. Chait auction in 2007.”
“Every time we log on to the Internet or pump 200 million-year-old fossil fuels into our cars, we affirm this story in deed, if not in thought or understanding.”
“Suppose one of our palaeontologists found the remains of a million-year-old human," said archaeologist Mike Pitts of the Stonehenge Riverside Project.”
“The site is best known for the discovery there, in 1974, of the remains of a 3.5-million-year-old human ancestor called Lucy.”
“The 300-million-year-old black jawbone is believed to be from a shark from the Edestus genus that once swam the seas over what is now Kentucky.”
“As writer and editor, Sakers has explored the thoughts of million-year-old sapient trees (The Leaves of October), beaten the Cold Equations scenario, and brought Carmen Miranda's ghost to Space Station Three.”
“Australia plans to protect its West Kimberley region, which includes rare attractions such as 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints, from environmental degradation caused by mining and development.”
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