Book: A Thousand and One Fossils

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A Thousand and One Fossils: Discoveries in the Desert at Al Gharbia, United Arab Emirates

The late Andrew Hill, the J. Clayton Stephenson Professor of Anthropology, curator and head of the Division of Anthropology, and curator of vertebrate paleontology in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and codirector of the Baynunah Paleontology Project; Faysal Bibi, researcher at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and codirector of the Baynunah Paleontology Project; and Mark Beech, head of coastal heritage and paleontology, Historic Environment Department, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, and codirector of the Baynunah Paleontology Project

(Yale University Press)

This volume celebrates the wealth of fossils uncovered in recent decades in Abu Dhabi’s desert. These prehistoric findings, around seven million years in age, record a period when the region was lush, green, and teeming with diverse mammals, all now extinct. With more than 100 full-color photographs, including reconstructions of extinct animals, this book provides a glimpse into Arabia’s ancient past. All text in the book is presented in both English and Arabic.

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