Messel Pit

One of the most significant fossil sites in the world, the Messel Pit is a former shale quarry in Germany. About 47 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch, the area was home to a lake, and archaeologists hypothesize that it periodically released clouds of poisonous volcanic gases. Insects, fish, birds, and mammals that died there were preserved with incredible detail—down to fur and feathers—in the lake’s sediment. Prehistoric versions of what modern animals have been found there? More… Discuss

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2 responses to “MESSEL PIT

  1. I find it very interesting that he says “holy grail” and “billions of years” in the same video. Things that make you go… hmm.


    • We live in two places, at the same time: A real one, and one that we would like to be real. Some among us, at time, cross from one to another; some return, to start anew. In the end, we all turn into molecules again!
      Thanks for your Comment Ken!


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