Depiction of a Cro-Magnon hunting party. | Peet Simard/Corbis

CSI Fossils: Ancient Killers Caught in the Act

Fossil evidence provides clues into cold cases that are millions of years old.

September 18, 2013
10:00 AM EDT
Fossils of a hominid skull and a leopard mandible found at the Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage Site, South Africa. | Tim Hauf/Corbis
An artists drawing of a Protoceratops and an Oviraptor. | N. Tamura,
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People arrange the skeleton of the tyrannosaurus in Zhucheng, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 27, 2010. | Fan Changguo/Corbis
An artist's model of the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs based on geographical placement of the fossils. | Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Inc. and Katie Busch, Owner/Partner CK Preparations
A dinosaur model of Baryonx. | Ballista, Wikimedia Commons
An artist's drawing of the predatory Coelophysis. | N. Tamura,
These petroglyphs at Mouse's Tank in the Valley of Fire were seen through a patina layer of desert varnish coating immense slabs of fractured and uplifted sandstone. | William James Warren/Corbis
Shot near Klütz, Germany, this white stork had flown with an African spear in its neck. | Ragnar K. Kinzelbach, University of Rostock