By studying the fossil’s Teeth
Dr. Holly Smith, a dental anthropologist, studying the teeth of fossils can establish the fossil’s age, what it ate and how it relates to the other primates.
Dr. Jens Lorenz Franzen, a renowned fossil expert, can’t wait to discover this unique fossil, which has a complete skeleton, complete soft body outlines and the complete gut content!
Prof. Philip Gingerich, he spends his whole life searching for the link between earlier and modern mammals.
They could not find the willy’s bone, so they know it is a female.
Now, here comes the question, where does she come from?
The way her delicate body was preserved gave the clue. The body was cast into a polyester resin and scientists know that there is only place in the world where this technique is used, and that is Germany, the Messel Pit, there is no other place in the world like this.
All the fossils found here, are complete and unique, not in little pieces
This is a fossil rabbit
This is a fossil snake
this is a fossil reptile
This is a fossil crocodile
this is a fossil bird
this is a fossil fog
this is a fossil big ant
this is a fossil bat
The technique of preserving the fossil in plastic:
then, we can study the fossil, bone by bone.
Some 50 million years ago, the Messel Pit was a volcano that explode and filled with muddy water lacking oxygen, that’s where little Ida drank, fell in and perished!
……………… to be continued.