A Strange beast in the Outback

2 Aug 2012

At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2012/07/giant-claw-in-desert-... ... An Aboriginal stockman found crocodile teeth and shards of bone in the desert, 160km north of Alice Springs, some years ago. For several years it has become an annual event for scientists to converge on the site and dig out further bones. They seem to date to a catastrophic event of some kind, conventionally dated around 8 million years ago. All the animals in the huge deposit seem to have perished at the same time - including the strange beast with a giant claw.