The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca is the finding place of fossils and stone tools of the earliest known hominids in Europe, dating to between 780,000 and 1 million years ago.
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Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
The Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Riversleigh and the Naracoorte are Australia's most renowned fossil sites.
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Chengjiang Fossil Site
Chengjiang Fossil Site holds marine fossils of a high diversity. They date from the early Cambrian period, 530 million years ago.
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Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park protects the area where dinosaurs once hunted and mated - and ultimately met their demise, leaving an amazingly rich fossil and bone record.
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Fossil Hominid Sites
The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs are part what is called The Cradle of Humankind.
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Ischigualasto / Talampaya
The Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks were established to protect geological formations of the Triassic Period.
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Joggins Fossil Cliffs
The Joggins Fossil Cliffs is famous for its record of fossils dating to the Pennsylvanian "Coal Age" of earth history, approximately 310 million years ago.
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Lower Valley of the Awash
The Lower Valley of the Awash is one of the most important palaeontological sites on the African continent.
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Lower Valley of the Omo
The Lower Valley of the Omo River is a prehistoric site where many hominid fossils have been found. They are of fundamental importance in the study of human evolution.
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The Messel Pit Fossil contains unique fossils from the Eocene dating back 50 million years. The Messel Pit is a disused quarry, in an ancient lake bed, in which bituminous shale was mined.
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Miguasha National Park is considered to be the world's greatest palaeontological record of fossils from the Devonian Period, known as the 'Age of Fishes'.
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Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Giorgio is a mountain at Lake Lugano known for its marine fossils from the Mid Triassic Period.
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Mount Carmel Caves
The Mount Carmel Caves are four cave sites that testify to more than 500,000 years of human evolution.
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Peking Man Site
The Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian is an important finding place of early Asian hominids. These include one of the first specimens of Homo erectus, dubbed Peking Man.
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Sangiran Early Man Site
The Sangiran Early Man Site is one of the key sites for the study of human evolution. A second occurence of "Java Man" was discovered here: first discovered in 1891 at Trinil by Dutchman Dubois, more skulls were found by an archeological party organized by German G.
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Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley) is a remote valley 150 km southwest of Cairo where hundreds of fossil whale skeletons are being exposed by the wind.
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The Willandra Lakes Region is a geologically unique area of dry lakebeds rich in fossils. Globally it is important for its very early homo sapiens findings.
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