Turkish researchers find 350,000-year-old animal fossil.


Archeologists have discovered the bones of a large 350,000-year-old animal during excavations at Karain Cave in Turkey’s southern Antalya province.

“We discovered the rib bones, teeth and skeleton bones of big mammals,” said Professor Harun Taskiran of Ankara University’s archaeology department.

“This year, we have discovered a giant animal’s hip bone, jaw and teeth. We believe that the 50-centimeter [20-inch] hip bone dates back approximately 350,000 years, It’s not [scientifically] proven, but these bones may belong to an elephant, a rhinoceros or a hippopotamus. We don’t know its species; the experts will come to find out,” Taskiran said, adding that they had come across bone masses of other animals in the same area.


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