Science News’ favorite fossils of 2019

Cambrian creatures, a tiny T. rex cousin, ancient bone cancer and more were reported

Australopithecus anamensis reconstruction and skull

Among the top fossil discoveries reported this year was this 3.8-million-year-old skull of Australopithecus anamensis (artist’s reconstruction of the hominid, left).

From left: Matt Crow/Cleveland Museum of Natural History, John Gurche (facial reconstruction); Dale Omori/Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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