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Krister Smith, USA

For 33-year-old postdoc student Krister Smith, the trip from America to Germany meant more than a chance to study and work abroad - it was a chance to dig.

The California-born researcher goes to work everyday at the Messel Pit, a real excavation quarry just south of Frankfurt. We catch up with the student as he tries to uncover answers to questions of evolution and history.