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Iron Age remains found buried with turtles

The 2,500-year-old remains of a woman and child have been found buried with butchered turtles at a site in southeastern Turkey. Dated to the late Iron Age, which is known locally as the post-Assyrian period, the pit revealed the skeletons of a 6-7-year-old child and a woman aged between 45 and

Ancient giant turtle driven to extinction by humans

Humans were responsible for driving an ancient giant species of turtle to extinction almost 3,000 years ago. It is one of the first cases that clearly shows that humans played a role in the demise of the giant, extinct animals known as "megafauna". An Australian research team discovered turtle leg

New species of extinct turtle found in Columbian coal mine

A new fossil turtle species has been found in Columbia's Cerrejón coal mine. About as thick as a standard dictionary, this turtle's shell may have warded off attacks by the Titanoboa, thought to have been the world's biggest snake, and by other, crocodile-like creatures living in its neighborhood 60 million