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Jorn Hurum, Palaeontologist

Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum talks about finding Ida, the 47 million year old primate fossil, and the bar room deals which got Ida to his museum in Oslo.

Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum, led the research into the 47 million year-old primate fossil, Ida.

Dr Hurum tells Carrie Gracie about of the world of fossil trading and the bar room deals that brought the primate out of a private collection and to world attention.

He discusses the controversies over his research and the claims made for it.

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28 minutes

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project