Namibia: Messenger Cast in Stone

[Namibian]AS I write, in front of me squats a little creature, the size of a big toktokkie with pearly eyes perched on puffed cheeks flanking a globular forehead, its face resembling a quaint caricature of an absent-minded professor. It is a phacopid trilobite, an arthropod with three lobes along the length of its body and many segments along its body, like three pillbugs merged side by side.

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