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Date:8/29/2007

based on the insect life that lived then.

Insects give us a fascinating window to the world, and they are survivors, Poinar said. This particular species lived right on through the K-T Boundary at 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs and many other species disappeared.

These insects were here a long time before humans, and we can learn a great deal from their remains, he said. And theyll probably still be here a long time after our species is gone.


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Contact: George Poinar
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Oregon State University
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