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Phillip Barden, assistant professor and fossil insect expert who works in the Insect and Evolution Lab of Jessica L. Ware in the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark, studied several species of ants that were well-preserved in ancient Burmese amber. Like people, ants have often fought over food and territory. But ants began fighting long before humans: at least 99 million years ago.

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