Secrets of the Bones

Riversleigh's vast trove of fossils lets scientists see deep into the past - and unearth lessons for the future A certain type of person might regard Phil Creaser's life as a tiny bit humdrum. Fair-skinned and bespectacled, he works from a desk as a project coordinator in the Commonwealth public service, returning in the evenings to an empty house. In his free time, he keeps an eye on his elderly parents, loves a good trivia night, and has drinks every Friday evening with longstanding colleagues. Sporting interests? You bet: orienteering and rogaining, activities...

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