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Site studied for proof of mass extinction 66M years ago


August 23, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — In a trench behind an apartment complex off Highway 182 in west Starkville, a team of paleontologists were gathering handfuls of 66 million-year-old fossils.

From fossilized molds of snail shells to evidence of ammonites -- prehistoric shelled mollusks that University of New Mexico post-doctoral researcher James Witts said "looked a little bit like a squid shoved into a shell" -- the group hoped the finds would help contribute to an ever-growing picture of what marine life looked like in the oceans covering what is now Northeast Mississippi millions of years ago....

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