PREHISTORIC ANTILOPE FOUND IN STAMER
Horns from a prehistoric antelope have been excavated in a mass grave of prehistoric animals in Delcevo village Stamer these days.
Scientists from the Macedonian Museum of Natural Sciences say the fossil remains of the prehistoric antelope are about 10 million years old.
The excavation activities are funded by the Ministry of Culture, following the accidental revelation of the mass grave in February last year, when fossil remains of a giraffe, rhino and deer were found.
According to the only paleontologist in Macedonia, professor Risto Garevski, the fossils date from 10,000 years of the Upper Miocene.
“Some Stamer fossils date from the 4-8 million years ago. The scientific world believes the first genetic line of the primitive man dates from 4-6 million years ago, and the oldest remains have been found in Africa, dating from 3,300 years ago. That is why we believe we can reveal the first genetic line of the primitive man here”, says Museum program director Svetozar Petkovski.
MD: Wow, this is very interesting!! Our Macedonian soil is so rich, who known what lies beneath, everyday something else is been found.