Fossils dating back to 500,000 years ago have been found in a vast newly discovered network of caves.
Located in the far north of Australia, the limestone caves are proving to be a treasure trove of fossil remains from creatures ranging from tiny rats to giant kangaroos. The sheer number and variety of discoveries being made is providing experts with key clues to the ways in which various species adapted to climate change and evolved in to their current forms.
"What we're trying to do up here is really look at the fossils and look at the animals and see how they responded to those prehistoric climatic changes, and that's something that's really quite relevant to today," said University of Queensland paleontologist Gilbert Price.
"Cavers have stumbled upon a vast network of tunnels containing fossils that could offer key insights into species' adaptation to climate change, Australian scientists announced."
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Source: Cosmos Magazine
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