A development crew in Cape Coral, Fla., in June found what’s believed to be a bone fragment from a mastodon or mammoth, a report launched Friday mentioned.
The fragment was found underground by crews engaged on town’s utilities enlargement mission, The Fort Myers News-Press reported. It’s believed to be part of the animal’s humerus bone, in line with The Cape Coral Every day Breeze.
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It’s not solely clear how previous the discover is; The News-Press reported it could possibly be greater than two million years previous, whereas NBC2 put it at someplace between 12,000 and 250,000 years.
What’s extra, archaeologists suppose there could possibly be extra fossils within the space.
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“It is a reasonably large bone fragment and is unlikely to be the one bone within the space,” Ryan Franklin, the assistant director of the Archeological and Historic Conservancy Inc., which was known as concerning the discover, advised The Cape Coral Every day Breeze.
The bone fragment, which was roughly one foot in size and 10 inches large, shall be donated to the Cape Coral Historic Museum.