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Ancient Fossil Could Show Evolution Of Early Jaws

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June 11, 2014
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Metaspriggina, a 500-million-year-old fossil, is one of the earliest-known vertebrates and may be the first fossil showing the evolution of the jaw. Video provided by Newsy


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Ancient Turtles Unearthed in Poland

Ancient Turtles Unearthed in Poland

AFP (Oct. 13, 2012) — At 215 million years old, turtle fossils unearthed in southern Poland are the world's most ancient and complete known remains of their kind, and could provide priceless clues to the mysterious origins of this ancient reptile, venerated in cultures the world over.
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Kid Brings in 300 Million Year Old Fossil for Show and Tell

Kid Brings in 300 Million Year Old Fossil for Show and Tell

Buzz60 (Mar. 25, 2013) — A 10-year-old boy in England's vacation find that he showed off at show and tell turned out to be a 300-million-year-old fossil. According to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Bruno Debattista had picked up a rock with a rare and very old horseshoe crab footprint. Jen Markham has the story.
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Archaeologists Bury Afghan Heritage

Archaeologists Bury Afghan Heritage

AFP (Aug. 12, 2012) — Nearly 11 years after the 2001 US-led invasion that deposed the Taliban regime, which shocked the world by destroying two giant, 1,500-year-old Buddhas at Bamiyan, western experts say Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist and early Islamic heritage are now in a slightly more secure position.
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