Poop scoop for Dutch
AMSTERDAM: Researchers say a curled-up brown fossil dredged up off the Dutch coast is an ancient piece of hyena dung, the first found in the North Sea dating back to the Late Pleistocene era, 12 000-100 000 years ago.
Paleontologist Jelle Reumer said the fossil was dated by its sediment layer. He hopes a another is found so it can be broken apart, studied and dated more exactly.
“Cave” hyenas were once common in Europe. – Sapa-AP