7.5 million years old giraffe bone found in Kayseri

During the excavations that started in 2018 on the shore of Yamula Dam in Kocasinan district of Kayseri, a 7.5 million-year-old giraffe forearm bone was found this year.

Murat Adıyaman, who worked as a shepherd in Kocasinan district, found a bone fragment on the shore of Yamula Dam in Taşhan District in 2017. In the examination of the samples taken here, it was determined that the bone fragments belonged to 6 to 7.5 million years ago.

In 2018, excavation work was started in the region with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums. In this context, excavations in the region have been continuing for 6 years.

This year’s excavations began on June 7. Studies have found a giraffe forearm bone, which is thought to date back 7.5 million years. The arm bone, which was started to be removed from the ground with the plaster jacket method, will be exhibited in the museum.

Ece Nagihan

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