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A Fossil Treasure Trove Hidden in Goethe's City

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Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 646-647
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.646

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WEIMAR, GERMANY-- A dedicated team is working to preserve every detail of a unique fossil record of the past 2 million years. The carefully cataloged collections of the Senckenberg Research Station for Quaternary Paleontology here are a treasure trove for researchers hoping to piece together the natural history of Eurasia: how animals and plants migrated and gave rise to new species and how climate and other environmental changes led to their decline and disappearance.