Fascinating Deaths

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve an ancient murder mystery.

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve a two million-year-old murder mystery.

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20060411

The West Runton Elephant

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve an ancient murder mystery. She visits West Runton in Norfolk to investigate the death of a huge mammoth about 700,000 years ago. Standing at 4.5 metres tall and weighing ten tons, it was twice the size of modern elephants - so who or what might have killed it?

20060418

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve a two million-year-old murder mystery. She takes a close look at the skull of the Taung Child, a three-year-old member of an ape-like species seen as a missing link between apes and humans.

It has taken scientists over 80 years to work out how this animal died - and the culprit came as quite a shock.

20080128

The Taung Child

Jessica Holm investigates the skull of a three-year-old individual of a species seen as a missing link between apes and humans. It has taken scientists more than 80 years to work out how this animal died, and the identity of the killer came as quite a shock.

The West Runton Elephant20080121

Jessica Holm investigates the mysterious death of a mammoth about 700,000 years ago on the Norfolk coast. Standing at four and a half metres tall and weighing ten tons, the creature was twice the size of a modern elephant - so who or what might have killed it?

0101* The West Runton Elephant2006041120080121

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve an ancient murder mystery.

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve a two million-year-old murder mystery.

She visits West Runton in Norfolk to investigate the death of a huge mammoth about 700,000 years ago.

Standing at 4.5 metres tall and weighing ten tons, it was twice the size of modern elephants - so who or what might have killed it?

0101* The West Runton Elephant2006041120080121

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve an ancient murder mystery.

Jessica Holm turns detective to solve a two million-year-old murder mystery.

She visits West Runton in Norfolk to investigate the death of a huge mammoth about 700,000 years ago.

Standing at 4.5 metres tall and weighing ten tons, it was twice the size of modern elephants - so who or what might have killed it?

0102* The Taung Child2006041820080128

She takes a close look at the skull of the Taung Child, a three-year-old member of an ape-like species seen as a missing link between apes and humans.

It has taken scientists over 80 years to work out how this animal died - and the culprit came as quite a shock.

0102* The Taung Child2006041820080128

She takes a close look at the skull of the Taung Child, a three-year-old member of an ape-like species seen as a missing link between apes and humans.

It has taken scientists over 80 years to work out how this animal died - and the culprit came as quite a shock.