OU on the BBC: Fossil Detectives

Updated Tuesday 5th August 2008

How can we understand the lives of creatures that lived and died millions of years ago? By examining the clues they left behind.

First broadcast: Thursday 21 Aug 2008 on BBC FOUR

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