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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Ink found in Jurassic-era squid
« on: September 01, 2009, 05:48:39 AM »
Ink found in Jurassic-era squid

Palaeontologists have drawn with ink extracted from a preserved fossilised squid uncovered during a dig in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.



Neat!

Spel


When the world was very young, a little squid was turned to stone...

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Re: Ink found in Jurassic-era squid
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 04:19:48 PM »
That's so awesome!

Offline Revolverman

Re: Ink found in Jurassic-era squid
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 06:24:42 PM »
Now, what do we use it for?

Offline StrawberryDream

Re: Ink found in Jurassic-era squid
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 12:54:35 AM »
Its amazing how they can find stuff like that preserved and everything.

Offline TevarTahalshia

Re: Ink found in Jurassic-era squid
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 04:15:41 PM »
Now, what do we use it for?
IceCream?
After all, that's what it was used for in Kitchen Stadium   >:)

Seriously, however, that is a major find, first to have a squid fossil that well preserved.  The lack of bones makes it really hard to find anything more than impressions most times.  I am amazed the ink was in a state that they could use it.  As the article states, the drawing of the animal and its name was written in the very ink they'd drawn out.