Gigantopithecus blacki was the largest ape that ever lived. It roamed tropical Asia millions of years ago, but suddenly became extinct, while all other great apes (orang-utans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans) are mostly still around today. To answer ‘why’ G. blacki became extinct, we need to know ‘what’ caused the extinction, ‘where’ this took place and ‘when’ it happened. With a novel, unique approach of ‘microscopes as time machines’ 3 micro-analysis techniques are being applied to unravel the cause of its extinction.
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