The following is an excerpt from CBSNews.com | June 6, 2012 |
(Picture on Left: In this June 2, 2012 frame grab provided by WOI-DT John carries a mammoth bone on Saturday, June 2, 2012, that was found on his rural farm near Oskaloosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/WOI-DT)
(AP) OSKALOOSA, Iowa – An unusual discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Oskaloosa farm has experts studying prehistoric life excited about scientific discoveries that may lie with the massive beast.
The find is rare because it appears to include much of the animal’s skeleton undisturbed. That allows scientists to gather pollen and other plant evidence at the dig site that could reveal details about Iowa’s environment more than 12,000 years ago.
Scientists from the University of Iowa plan to…..
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