70-million-year-old ‘Gastropod’ fossil found in Adıyaman


AA | Tuesday, March 02, 2021 – 17:01 | Last Updated: 02 03 2021 – 17:01

A shepherd in the town of Sincik in Adıyaman saw a relief-style figure on the rock. After examinations, it was determined that the relief is an animal fossil belonging to the “Gastropod” (gastropods) generation.

A “Gastropod” fossil, reported to be about 70 million years old, was found in the town of Sincik, Adıyaman.

A shepherd saw a relief-style figure on the rock in Şahkolu Village of the district.

The officials of the Museum Directorate, who examined the village upon the notice of the villagers, took a photo of the relief, and Prof. Dr. He sent it to Ercan Özcan.

After examinations, it was determined that the relief is an animal fossil belonging to the generation of “Gastropods” (gastropods), most of which live in seas, some in fresh and bitter waters, and some on land.

Museum Director Mehmet Alkan, in a statement on the subject, stated that the fossil was about 20 centimeters long and 7 centimeters wide, “As a result of our research, we understand that this fossil has a history of about 70 million years.” he spoke.

Orhan Korkmaz, one of the villagers, stated that the fossil created excitement among the villagers and said, “Now everyone who hears the news and sees the news comes and takes pictures here.” said.