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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Naracoorte Caves, South Australia

Naracoorte Caves in South Australia are a World Heritage Site because they contained preserved bones of animals which fell in pitfall traps over the last 500,000 years.  This is a reconstructed skeleton of a sthenurine kangaroo, one of several megafauna that became extinct roughly 60,000 years ago.  The bones were collected from a huge fossil site or "bone soup" and then pieced together.  This photo was taken down in the cave overlooking the "soup".

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