Mammoth skeleton found near Paris

November 6th, 2012 in Other Sciences / Archaeology & Fossils
An archaeological site in Changis-sur-Marne, outside Paris shows a part of the skeleton of an entire mammoth which was discovered last July.


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.

(c) 2012 AFP

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