In Pest, the area surrounding Budapest, the capital of Hungary, there are several gravel pits where fossils can be found. The gravel in these pits is deposited by rivers, mainly by the Donau, and consists of a mixture of material eroded and transported from the surrounding uplands. Given that the material has been deposited by rivers, the fossils can not be attributed to a single, clear layer of geologic age.
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In the wider area of Budapest, predominantly in the valley of the Donau.
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While older material (e.g. corals and mollusks) have also been found, finds generally date from the Pleistocene and Holocene.
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Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Biatorbágy
Fossil location: Biatorbágy parking
Museum: Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum
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