A farmer in Kudus finds fossil of ancient elephant

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A farmer in Kudus finds fossil of ancient elephant
A conservation activity at the Patiayam Archaeological Museum, Kudus, Central Java. (Source: Instagram @museum_situspatiayam)

Jakarta, IO – A farmer in the Patiayam archaeological site, Terban village, Kudus regency, Central Java found fossilized vertebrae and ribs of an ancient elephant while he was working on his farm.

“It is still in the same location where a 2.5-meter long elephant tusk was found six months ago,” said Jamin, the coordinator of the Patiayam Archaeological Museum, reported Antara on Thursday (29/9).

Jamin said he believed the finding is from the same elephant, because the previous findings were still in the same coordinate.

“The fossilized spine and rib, he said, have been followed up by the Sangiran Ancient Human Site Conservation Agency (BPSMP) team,” said Jamin.