During road construction works in the Varto province of Mush, Western Armenia, fossils were found that are presumably invertebrates and are 50 million years old.

Like the  fossils of mollusca found in previous years, these are considered invertebrate sea creatures. According to the initial version, the fossils of the snail and mussels were sent for scientific study. Dr. Iskender Dolek, head of the Disaster Management and Research Center at Alparslan University in Mush, said they were estimated to be about 50 million years old because they had examined samples taken from fossils found in the area.

Dolek said they came to the conclusion that during the Paleolithic period, the Mush field was covered with sea or water.