Ancient mammoth bones found in Florida

Aug 25, 2007

Florida researchers are studying the remains of an ancient mammoth found on the Seminole Tribe's Big Cypress Reservation.

The remains were found last month by Willard Steele, the head of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, The Miami Herald said Friday.

Workers digging in a canal uncovered the mammoth's teeth. Steele and other archaeologists found nearly 100 more mammoth bones within a few days.

The bones, which may be from a number of different species, are being analyzed.

Steele estimates the bones are more than 10,000 years old, the newspaper said.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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