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Archeologists seek fossil records of earliest human beings in Europe

2010-06-23 03:37:28 GMT2010-06-23 11:37:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

University professors and students work in excavations in the deposits of Atapuerca's mountain range in Burgos, a UNESCO world heritage site that contains fossil records of the earliest human beings in Europe, June 22, 2010. A team composed of 130 people from universities around Spain will be employed during the summer at seven deposits, Gran Dolina, Gallery, Sima of the Elephant, Portalon of the Major Cave, Sima of the Bones, The Miradior and The Hundidero.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

University professors and students work in excavations in the deposits of Atapuerca's mountain range in Burgos, a UNESCO world heritage site that contains fossil records of the earliest human beings in Europe, June 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Co-directors Jose Maria Bermudez de Castro (R) and Eudald Carbonell (2nd R) talk while people work in excavations in the deposits of Atapuerca's mountain range in Burgos, a UNESCO world heritage site that contains fossil records of the earliest human beings in Europe, June 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A university professor works in excavations in the deposits of Atapuerca's mountain range in Burgos, a UNESCO world heritage site that contains fossil records of the earliest human beings in Europe, June 22, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

University professors and students work in excavations in the deposits of Atapuerca's mountain range in Burgos, a UNESCO world heritage site that contains fossil records of the earliest human beings in Europe, June 22, 2010. A team composed of 130 people from universities around Spain will be employed during the summer at seven deposits, Gran Dolina, Gallery, Sima of the Elephant, Portalon of the Major Cave, Sima of the Bones, The Miradior and The Hundidero.

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