A group of Chilean scientists find traces of prehistory animals in the Antarctic.
Tuesday, July 3 2012
Prehistory animals.- A team of Chilean researchers have organised a mission through the Antarctic in search for traces of prehistory animals. The team fulfilled its objective when coming across traces of birds believed to be around 48 million years old.
The team from the Antarctic Chilean Institute published the details of the expedition and discovery in an article appeared in the scientific magazine “Antarctic Science”.
Scientists explained that the traces belong to prehistoric ducks and hawks and they were found in an area of the Chilean Antarctic known as King George Island in the archipelago of Southern Shetland.
The mission counted with the collaboration of the National University of Río Negro in Argentina and geologists from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.