These fossils atop Nohkalikai Falls are more than 70 million years old!!
All of us were fascinated by the stunning fossils preserved and embedded upon the rocks along Nohkalikai Falls. So we did some digging on our own when we found these imprints are ancient, at least 70-145 million years old!!
Let us explain:
- These are sea organisms, oysters to be more specific, very similar to Rastellum carinatum or the Whole Oyster Fossil (more on this later). It is quite obvious that these creatures existed on the bed of the Paleo-Tethys Ocean until the Himalayan range began to form between 40 and 50 million years ago caused when two large landmasses, India and Eurasia collided, driven by plate movement.
- Like we said before that the fossils in question are strikingly similar to Rastellum carinatum, these ancient oysters thrived during the Cretaceous period that spans from 145 million years ago to 66 million years ago.
We are very lucky to get to see evidence of life from aeons ago helping us to peek into the past and yes, we will make sure that human interference will not disturb these imprints at all.