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Fossils dating back to 488 million years discovered in Kashmir’s Kulgam

Last Updated on August 28, 2021 at 7:02 pm

A gigantic site was discovered by two teachers of a local school in Aharbal waterfall in Jammu and Kashmir’ Kulgam.

Manzoor Ahmad and Rouf Hamza are junior lecturers at a school in Kashmir.

Ahmad and Hamza told that they were out for scouting near the Aharbal waterfall when they found the fossil diversity dating back 488 t0 354 million years.

“The site located just two kilometres from the Aharbal waterfall is studded with thousands of fossil remains which got exposed due to weathering, road construction and subsequent erosion”, the duo claimed.

The two teachers said fossils are visible superficially at the site without any excavation which indicates that a huge haul of fossils is hidden at the site.