Florida construction workers unearth prehistoric bone fragment, likely from mammoth
A building workforce in Cape Coral, Fla., in June came upon what is assumed to be a bone fragment from a mastodon or mammoth, a document launched Friday mentioned.
The fragment was once came upon underground through crews operating at the town’s utilities growth venture, The Fort Myers News-Press reported. It’s believed to be part of the animal’s humerus bone, consistent with The Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
It’s not totally transparent how outdated the to find is; The Information-Press reported it might be greater than two million years outdated, whilst NBC2 put it at someplace between 12,000 and 250,000 years.
What’s extra, archaeologists suppose there might be extra fossils within the house.
“It is a rather massive bone fragment and is not likely to be the one bone within the house,” Ryan Franklin, the assistant director of the Archeological and Ancient Conservancy Inc., which was once referred to as concerning the to find, advised The Cape Coral Day by day Breeze.
The bone fragment, which was once kind of one foot in period and 10 inches extensive, can be donated to the Cape Coral Ancient Museum.