The other fossils found with ‘missing link’ Ida
Published on June 7th, 2009 | by Admin0
But Ida is just one of thousands of fossils recovered from the Messel pit. It is a disused quarry near the village of Messel, about 20 miles south-east of Frankfurt. Bituminous shale was mined there, but because of its plethora of fossils, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.
Yet it is the richest fossil site in the world for understanding the early development of mammals – and therefore ultimately man himself.