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9 funky stories for Fossil Day

Happy Fossil Day! Here at Cosmos, we’ve picked our favourite yarns about fossils to get the old bones going.

Three Homo skulls and two thigh bones.
Human fossils from the Pleistocene, illustrating the variation in brain and body size. Skulls – Neanderthal [left], Homo sapiens [middle], Middle Pleistocene Homo [right] and body size. Thigh bones – Middle Pleistocene Homo [top] and Neanderthal [bottom]. Credit: Dr Manuel Will.