Ice Age beast is found in Michigan: 13,000-year-old mastodon is one of the ‘most complete’ ever discovered
Fossil hunters in the Michigan have unearthed the bones of a mastodon which they claim is the most complete skeleton recovered in the region since the 1940s.
The enormous Ice Age beast would have roamed the region almost 13,000 years ago, and may have been taken down by a group prehistoric human hunters, before laying undisturbed in the soil for millennia.
While hundreds of mastodon have been recovered in the state, with the oxygen poor soil preserving the bones, the recent find is one of only a handful of near complete specimens.
The bones, uncovered in Michigan’s Maryville region, could... read more
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