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Where is mammoth fossil excavated in 2000 from Galandar, Tarigami asks Govt

Jammu: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on  raised the issue of callous attitude of authorities to preserve the prized mammoth fossil, believed to be 50,000 year old, in the Legislative Assembly and urged the Government to take immediate steps in this regard.

The mammoth fossil, which was discovered from Galandhar, Pampore, in 2000, by the students of University of Kashmir and later excavated by a team of experts, has the potential to put Jammu and Kashmir on the map of great mammoth era.

The Archaeological Survey of India had termed it a ‘revolutionary discovery in South Asia’.  

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