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Re: Oldest Known Male Fossil: 425 MYA

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, James R. Cunningham wrote:
> Richard W. Travsky wrote:
> > They removed the rock containing the fossil and then cut extremely thin
> > shavings through the remains. Each shaving was then photographed and
> > stored in a computer...........
> > That, Cronin said, has never been done before for such an ancient animal.
> And won't be done again for that particular specimen, because it has
> been destroyed.  I hope they don't have a hard-drive failure.

I'm sure they made copies