Palaeontological excavation

Palaeontological excavation

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Credit: PATRICK DUMAS/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Palaeontological excavation. Palaeontologist holding the freshly excavated tusk of a mammoth, found during excavations in a sinkhole dating from the Pleistocene epoch (around 2.5 million-11,700 years ago). These large mammals grazed the area around 35,000 years ago. Found in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland.

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