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Team Rejects Claim of Early Indian Fossils

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Science  25 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5483, pp. 1273
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5483.1273a

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NEW DELHI-- A team of Indian paleontologists has failed to find evidence to support a 1998 paper that cast doubt on the earliest claimed dates for the origin of animals. The discovery, if true, would also have made the Vindhyan Mountains, where the fossils were found, much younger than previously thought.