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Excavated from what was once a barite mine 250 miles from the capital Rabat, the fossils were sent for study to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Hominid remains were actually stumbled upon there in the 1960s by miners looking for the crystalline mineral barite, and were studied at the time by anthropologists.
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Origin and Etymology of barite
First Known Use: 1837See Words from the same year
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