In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Depth.”
Talking about depth, I’ll take its literal meaning. The photos were taken from my experience during travel in Sangiran Early Man Site near Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. This site is special. Many fossils from Pleistocene era were found. The most important discovery was fossil of Homo Erectus.
It is said that the layer containing fossils were lifted up by geological process. The result is abundant remains of ancient creatures. Mostly shells and bones. I wandered away from the museum and went to nearby settlements. Then I found out a mound where villagers usually find interesting fossils.
Too bad I didn’t find some fossil. Well, can’t hope too much. Archaeological excavation needs months, or even years, to find valuable fossils of Homo Erectus and animals in surrounding area. Still, this is fascinating story about depth. Just imagine the ocean bed had risen up within million years. Leaving history to us in the surface world.