Photo Credit: Geological Survey Of Bangladesh
Scientists have discovered 100,000 year old mammal fossils for the first time inBangladesh. The discovery was made during a survey conducted by the Department of Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) underneath the Nagor riverbed in the Dhupitila formation which is situated at a place called Nandigram in Bogra district in Northwest bangladesh.
In a workshop “Chalanbil Geological Patterns in Quaternary Period” held in the GSB seminar room, Deputy Director Abdul Baki Khan Majlish, confirmed this very important discovery.
He explained the relation between geological condition and stratigraphic patterns during the Ice age in Chalanbil Delta. He also claimed that the newly found fossil draw a parallel link between Indian sub continental petrography and recent petrographic formation of Bangladesh.
Dr. Sirajur Rahman Khan Director General of the Geological Survey of Bangladesh said that the preliminary finding of geologists is that the fossils are of elephant and Rhinoceros.
He also informed that the GSB started “Integrated Geological Mapping of the Chalanbil Area to Unveil the Quaternary Records and Climatic Changes (July 2010-June, 2013)” in Chalanbil area. Main objectives of the programme are to unveil evolutionary history, reconstruct Paleoclimatic history, construct Quaternary stratigraphy of this region, identification of hazardous elements, neotectonic study, hydrogeological study, land use planning and to identify deposits of mineral resources.
Reported in Bangla Daily Newspaper “Naya Diganta”
published from Dhaka,bangladesh