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Dr Lucinda Backwell, a palaeontologist at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, who led the team that found the hair, found 40 strands of fossilised hair preserved inside the dung after hyaenas scavenged the remains of the human.
The specimen was preserved with the fossilised remains of these seaurchins.
erectus opened the fossilised shells with the help of a shark's tooth at the exact pint where the muscle was attached.
The analysis of the data has only just started, but the preliminary visualisation of the complete skull already available shows fossilised insect eggs whose larvae could have fed on the flesh of the hominid after death.
The study was conducted by an international team of researchers, including Vandana Prasad of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India, who studied the dinosaur coprolites, or fossilised dung.
RARE DISPLAY: Natural World manager Jon Richards with the fossilised dinosaur eggs.
To buy other fossilised creatures contact The Fossil Store, Unit 1B, Enterprise Centre, Salter Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1NT.
The rare find at the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland was made on an area of overgrown rockery by gardener Ms Anita Milewczyk, who recognised traces of fossilised bark on what appeared to be a piece of rock.
v=qgJs_aW0rtw&list=UUlZIpkh8yMJlcDzExajlJNw) a video on YouTube of the fossilised doll on Oct 17.
These microbodies were previously interpreted to be the fossilised remains of those bacteria that once contributed to the decomposition and degradation of the carcasses.
Fossilised tree stumps unearthed at a colliery near Wallshield are on show at Northumberland National Park's Once Brewed visitor centre on Hadrian's Wall.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS were thrilled yesterday after a quarryman dug up the fossilised skeleton of a woolly rhino.