Poop scoop for Dutch

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

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

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