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Beyond Bones

Trace fossils yield important clues to ancient life

11:46am, June 5, 2001

When detectives investigate a murder, they don't just look at the dead body. They also examine the wealth of clues nearby: tooth marks on partially eaten food in the kitchen, fingerprints that don't belong to the victim, bloody footprints from a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe. Each of these could be a critical piece of evidence in the search for the killer.

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