Mammoth skeleton found near Paris

Nov 06, 2012
An archaeological site in Changis-sur-Marne, outside Paris shows a part of the skeleton of an entire mammoth which was discovered last July.

A near-complete skeleton of a mammoth which lived between 200,000 and 500,000 years ago has been found near Paris, the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research said Tuesday.

The remains were discovered at Changis-sur-Marne, northeast of Paris. They included a , a complete pelvis, jawbones and four connected vertebrae.

The mammoth, named "Helmut" by the team that found it, is estimated to have been between 20 and 30 years old.

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