10,000-year-old fossils found in Ipoh limestone hill by caving enthusiasts

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Source: The Star, 20190820
Source: The Star, 20190820
Source: The Star, 20190820

via The Star, 20 August 2019: More on the recent fossil-hunting expedition in Perak.

A total of 107 fossils dating back to ten thousand years have been uncovered in an unnamed limestone hill here recently.

The fossils were found by a team of caving enthusiasts calling themselves Kinta Valley Watch (KVW) during a recent expedition near Gua Naga Mas in Gunung Pua at Simpang Pulai here.

Palaeontologist and zooarcheologist Lim Tze Tshen, accompanied by KVW members, unearthed 30 mammalian fossils in two hours, including the molar tooth of wild cattle.

“Fossils document the existence of now-extinct species, showing that different organisms have lived in Kinta Valley during different periods of the place’s history.

Source: 10,000-year-old fossils found in Ipoh limestone hill by caving enthusiasts | Life | Malay Mail

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