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TV monkey business

Dr. Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum made a striking comment when he appeared in the recent BBC TV series, Ape-Man: adventures in human evolution.

Paul Garner

Referring to an occasion when some key human fossils were being assembled for a scientific conference, he said: 'There had to be tremendous security. The fossils had to be escorted in convoy from the airport. There also had to be special exhibition cases which were bullet-proof and even bomb-proof, against attacks by terrorists or creationists.'