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Urban fossils of The Nederlands

Jelle Reumer is a professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Utrech University. Although Jelle's scientific interest focusses on Tertiary and Quaternary Mammal Palaeontology, he is also interested in science communication and urban fossils, as he often shows through his Twitter account (@JelleReumer). Jelle has recently published "Kijk waar je loopt! - over stadspaleontology", which can be loosely translated as "Watch your step! - About Town Palaeontology".

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A fossil marine mammal on a street of Girona (Spain)

This photograph was taken in October on a street of Girona (Spain), when a group of palaeontologists removed a limestone pavement slab with a remarkable fossil. Why was this fossil so important?

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Fossils on the streets of New York

The streets of New York hide some stunning urban fossils unheeded by the hurrying passers-by. Dinosaur-palaeontologist Dr. Kenneth Lakovara has found many of these hidden treasures and let us know about them. A couple of years ago,Dr Lacovara went fossil-hunting on the streets of this city and described some of these fossils in in ABC's Born to Explore TV series.
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