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The oldest weapons in the world

Archaeologists working in a coal mine in Germany have uncovered eight spear heads which date back 300,000 years, making them the oldest known weapons in the world. Archeologists from the University of Tübingen have found eight extremely well-preserved spears – an astonishing 300,000 years old, making them the oldest known weapons

Preserved 300-million-year-old forest found under coal mine

A nearly 300-million-year-old forest has been found underneath a coal mine near Wuda, China. [Thx Mike G!] The study site, located near Wuda, China, is unique as it gives a snapshot of a moment in time. Because volcanic ash covered a large expanse of forest in the course of only a

Crocodiles ancestor found in Colombian coal mine

The 60-million-year old fossilized remains of a crodocile ancestor has been uncovered in the same Columbian mine as the world's largest snake. The findings, outlined in the journal Paleontology, suggest that members of these two predatory species might have fought to the death 60 million years ago. Titanoboa measured an incredible

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