Re: MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL (A human skull as old as coal!)

Philip Deitiker (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 19:32:11 GMT (Ed Conrad) wrote:

>The WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL, unquestionably, is
>a petrified human skull embedded in a boulder which was discovered
>between anthracite veins in Carboniferous strata near Shenandoah, Pa.

>It means man -- in almost our present form but considerably larger --
>had existed on earth multi-million years before the initial emergence
>of the earliest cat-size, monkey-like primate which science texbooks
>have long proclaimed to be our most distant ancestor.

>A color photo of the skull, with one side protruding from the boulder,
>can now be seen in all its intriguing magnificence at

>The photograph is a direct link from
>where photos of other Carboniferous fossils, also found between coal
>veins, can be viewed.

>Meanwhile, another photo -- comparing the petrified human cranium
>in the boulder with a modern human skull -- can be seen at

<sigh>. here we go again.