Second expedition at Tadkeshwar Lignite mine

After the excellent results of the 2015 field campain, a new join Indian-American-Belgian team (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Garhwal University, Johns Hopkins University, Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) excavated for fossil vertebrates in Tadkeshwar Lignite Mine. Several important primate specimens were discovered and this time the expedition was supported by the Leakey Foundation. Some layers exploited in 2015 were unfortunately no more accessible due to the fast progression of lignite digging by the mining compagny. However, more specimens were collected from the channel deposit discovered previously. Rock samples were also collected for microfossil and isotope analyses.