A stone tree has been found buried in a stream behind the Kunnam Government School in Perambalur district. This stone tree is 5 meters long and is buried in limestone rock.
Similarly in the Kunnam Big Lake, fossils of marine snails, also known as ammonite, were found in a decomposed state while excavating soil yesterday. Also found in the lake are dinosaur egg-shaped, round-shaped fossils. The geologist came and visited it and asked if it was a dinosaur egg or not. The public has requested that it be confirmed by them.
The Revenue Department has seized the fossils and round-shaped fossils of the marine snails and kept them safe in the Revenue Inspector’s office. The district administration should also take steps to preserve the stone artifacts found in Kunnam village on the spot and to set up local level galleries to preserve some of them in nearby schools.
Community activists and members of the public have requested that the area where the fossils were found be declared an archeological site.