Nothing says "Christmas" like a dodo death assemblage

I'm sure you've seen the story:

A team of Dutch and Mauritian scientists discovered the bones in a swampy area near a sugar plantation on the south-east of the island.
The bones were said to have been recovered from a single layer of earth, with the prospect of further excavations to come.
Sections of beaks and the remains of dodo chicks were thought to be among the find.

What more can I say? Oh, yeah: now begins the dodo genome project.