Decision : CONF 203 VIII.A.1
Inscription: Messel Pit Fossil site (Germany)
Messel Pit Fossil site
The Committee inscribed the nominated property on the basis of criterion (i), considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as the single best site which contributes to the understanding of the Eocene, when mammals became firmly established in all principal land ecosystems. Furthermore, the committee commended the German Government for their support of the high standards of paleontological research undertaken.