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Anthropocene Stratotype Specimen: Fossilised Faunal remains
Cromer Forest Bed Formation, Norfolk
0001900 BCE +\- 1ma
This fossilised midden deposit from the early Anthropocene contains the skeletal remains of the now-extinct chicken (Gallus gallus Domesticus), once the most dominant species on Earth. Analysis has revealed that this particular fossil contains a concentration of forelimbs, whilst in similar deposits, hindlimbs are predominant. For reasons not known, the bones were heated and stripped of flesh prior to deposition.