Buffalo Fossil Found In Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

A fossil jaw allegedly part of an ancient buffalo found Sunarto (40) Kajar Village, District Wonosari, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The fossil was believed to be part of an ancient buffalo jaw ever lived at the time of the Holocene, or 10,000 to 3,000 years ago.

According to Sunarto fossil was found a week ago (03/31/2011) when people in his village were digging the ground for road widening. When the excavations carried out not more than 30 centimeters residents found chunks of red soil that is different from the existing soil around it.

"soil blocks are then I clean the brush, then comes a row of upper and lower teeth with large size, which is estimated to fossil jaw ancient buffalo," said Sunarto, showing the upper and lower teeth, on Wednesday (06/04/2011).

Since they were discovered a week ago, the house artist of this reog visited every day people are curious to see the fossil. Meanwhile, the head of Yogyakarta Archaeological Center, Siswanto, claimed to have received related reports of fossil discoveries in Gunung Kidul it.

"According to research ever undertaken, karst region that stretches from Gunung Kidul to Pacitan, does have a high archaeological potential, particularly herbivorous animals such as rhino, buffalo and bison," said Siswanto when contacted by phone on Wednesday (06/04/2011).

He added that the study of age of a fossil need in-depth research. "If it is true buffalo fossil, estimated to have lived in or around the Holocene era 10000-3000 years ago. However, we will send a team there to investigate the fossil," he added.