Jewish Participation in Megafauna Dig

December 10, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Graduate of Melbourne’s Yavneh Timothy Hain and he was among a team of archaeologists and volunteers who recently dug up fossils of extinct Megafauna (giant animals) in Lancefield, Victoria.

Dr Sanja van Huet (right) and a team of volunteers (Timothy Hain far left) with the newly found lower jaw of a Macropus Giganteus Titan, the 150-kilogram eastern grey like kangaroo Photo; Facebook

Timothy has just completed his first year at Monash University on his path to become a Palaeontologist.

Universities across Australia, including Deakin, Monash and La Trobe participated in this dig that unearthed lots of extinct species including Diprotodon, a wombat-like animal the size of a rhinoceros, and Thylacoleo, the marsupial lion the largest known carnivorous Australian mammal which had enormous slicing teeth for dispatching its prey.

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