Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Archaeology Update

2 Million-Year-Old Mastodon Skull and Tusks Unearthed in Chile: "Now that's some mammoth discovery. The skull and tusks of a 2-million-year-old elephant relative -- a mastodon -- have been unearthed in Chile.

Construction workers building a hydroelectric power plant near the Chilean capital of Santiago dug up 4-foot-long, 6-inch-wide tusks as well as the first complete mastodon skull found in the South American country, the Daily Mail reports.

'When we were in the excavation process, we were aware that the bone continued,' said Rafael Labarca of Chile's PDI Institute. 'Practically the whole skull complete and in perfect condition, with its four molars and together with both tusks of almost 4 feet in length.'"

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember that one. We had a big feast after we cave men knocked that one off.