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3,000-year-old crocodile bones found in China

3,000-year-old crocodile bones have been found in Haojing, China, part of the capital of the Western Zhou Dynasty.

A total of 12 bone lamellae of crocodile were discovered in the Ruins of Haojing, which was part of the capital of the Western Zhou Dynasty (1066-770 BCE), in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, according to the news released on January 11th by Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology(SPIA).

The excavation of the Ruins of Haojing, located in the northwest of Chang’an District of Xi’an, dated back to 1930s. In 2016, SPIA, for the first time, discovered 12 crocodile bone lamellae, reports CCTV.
Bone lamellae is a thin plate-like structure, often one among many lamellae very close to one another, with open space between and commonly found in reptiles.

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Story: CRIEnglish.com | Photo: Xiancn.com

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