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Farmer Finds Ancient Woolly Mammoth Bones with Tractor

Farmer Finds Ancient Woolly Mammoth Bones with Tractor: via Washington Post

via Washington Post

This Michigan farmer received the shock of his life when he hit an unidentified object while digging in a field with his tractor. At the time, he thought he only hit a “bent post,” but he later discovered the “post” was actually something much larger: a woolly mammoth.

After experts arrived to help, and additional digging, the farmer and excavation crew discovered tusks, a vertebrae, a pelvis, pieces of its shoulder blades and one kneecap.

The woolly mammoth’s fore and hind limbs could not be found and are suspected to have been eaten prior to the discovery.

via Washington Post

via Washington Post

Dan Fisher, a professor from the University of Michigan, helped excavate the site and says the mammoth was around 40 years old and lived more than 10,000 years ago. Fisher also said the mammoth most likely died after being hunted by humans.

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