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The different modifications: the femur left shows percussion pits and a percussion notch and the femur right shows cutmarks. Femur right also shows retouching marks left from its use to retouch the edges of stone tools. (Photo: RBINS)
06/07/2016

Belgian Neandertals Were Cannibals

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Reinout Verbeke

Neandertals that lived near the Belgian caverns of Goyet were cannibals. Several bones show cut marks and percussion marks. It is the first evidence of Neandertal cannibalism in northern Europe.

Excavations in the Tadkeshwar mine in western India (Photo: Annelise Folie, RBINS)
27/06/2016

India was a “Noah's Ark”

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Reinout Verbeke

An international team of palaeontologists and geologists have dug up 54 million year old fossils in India. The fossils are from mammals, birds and reptiles, including a newly discovered giant snake.

The Balat-greenhouse, a masterpiece in the Botanic Garden of Meise. In front: two of our selected masterpieces for 100 Masters: the mosasaur and the thylacine (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
24/06/2016

“Museum swap” with Botanic Garden Meise for #100Masters

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Reinout Verbeke

On June 9th we organised a “museum swap” with the Botanic Garden in Meise. We visited each other to discover the showpieces that are selected for 100 Masters.

One of our technicians preparing a foot of the Plateosaurus. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
21/06/2016

A Plateosaurus in our Dinosaur Gallery in 2017

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Reinout Verbeke

Our Institute has welcomed a new dinosaur: a Plateosaurus. It measures about 6.5 metres in length and has lived 210 million years ago. Plateosaurus is one of the first great dinosaurs and one of the very first “long necks”.

African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from Oeiras, Portugal. (Photo: M. Flecks)
15/06/2016

Climate Change Will Cause the African Clawed Frog to Spread in Europe

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Reinout Verbeke

The African clawed frog Xenopus Laevis will soon find itself more at ease in Europe due to climate change, according to an international study that included biologists of our Institute.

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