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Fossil remains found from Cambay Shale, Vastan lignite mine Gujarat

Prehistoric creatures and insects has been discovered in huge amber haul at Gujarat, India.

The palaentologists found 150kg of amber which contained 700 arthropod specimens.

The significance of this finding is that it challenges the present theory of evolution of Indian sub-continent. According to current evidences the Indian subcontinent existed as an isolated island about 52 million years ago and was joined with the Asian continent resulting in the formation of the Himalayas.

The current findings are from the Vastan lignite mine, 30 km northeast of Surat, in a geological zone called Cambay Shale.

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