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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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.