Wednesday, 2 December 2009

720 DE - Messel Pit Fossil Site (1995)

Brief Description

"Messel Pit is the richest site in the world for understanding the living environment of the Eocene, between 57 million and 36 million years ago. In particular, it provides unique information about the early stages of the evolution of mammals and includes exceptionally well-preserved mammal fossils, ranging from fully articulated skeletons to the contents of stomachs of animals of this period."

麦塞尔化石遗址

"麦塞尔化石遗址是了解5700至3600万年间始新世生活环境极为珍贵的遗址,是哺乳动物早期进化的唯一资料。从完好的骨架到那个时期动物胃里的物质,哺乳动物的化石仍保存完好。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/720



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