Archaeologists have found hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing things in the past few decades. And you might be surprised to find out that there is still a lot to learn. And these experts are told about more new things.
One of these is a strange thing that a Turkish building crew found. The crew didn’t expect to find anything interesting, let alone a type of creature that had never been seen before.
People who were working in the countryside of Turkey came across something strange, something that no one on the crew had ever seen or even heard of. Researchers came to the rescue and took the skeleton so that they could study it more.
Some of the workers in the eastern province of Idr were digging in the area of an old spinning factory when they found the bones of an animal. But the skeleton didn’t look like anything they had seen before. They knew that this could be a big step forward in the history of animals.
The group was exploring a place where no one had ever lived. Since no one had lived there in 30 years, it made sense that it was empty when they got there.
When the crew saw that some parts of the skeleton didn’t break down, they told the scientists at Igdr University’s Biodiversity Application and Research Center about what they had found.
This was just found out recently. In late 2021, the crew dug up the large, well-preserved skeleton of an animal that they couldn’t figure out. Reports say that there is no proof that any bodies were buried there. Because of this, no one knows how long this animal has been where it was found.
Reports say it is a 3-foot-long animal that has teeth that can catch prey. And many people don’t know what kind of animal it was meant to be. The animal also has nails instead of hooves and very long back legs.
Yusuf Kitay, who is in charge of the excavation, said that the workers found the animal’s bones while they were working in the area. The workers were interested in the skeleton because of how it looked. They didn’t wait to tell the police what was going on.
Kitay said, “What we noticed most is how long its back legs are. We told the authorities that it might be an interesting species because its feet have nails instead of hooves, and its teeth are sharp. He also said, “The research will be done, and so are we. I hope something interesting and useful to science will come out of it.”
Researchers from a nearby university will study and test the parts of the bones that still have living tissue on them. Once the tests are done, the bones will be taken care of in a nearby museum.
Belkis Muca Yigit, a professor at Igdir University, told Anadolu Agency that after the exam, they would try to figure out what kind of animal it was. Yigit said, “…we’ll make sure this skeleton is kept in a museum.”
These kinds of discoveries just show us that there is still more to find. Hopefully, these will help answer more of the many questions about how people came to be.