That said, it should come as no surprise that museum curators are busy digging up mastodont bones from a pond bank near Culver, IN. In fact, just this weekend there was a fabulous find; bones were found in articulation, which means they were still in correct order (something that rarely happens when the specimen is 12,000 years old!).
Since I have a hard time remembering what I had for lunch yesterday, I can barely fathom 12,000 years ago and how exciting it would be for someone to make this kind of discovery.
Media as far away as Florida have covered the story; here’s one from South Bend.
The museum is working on an exhibit for the future called “Elephant Graveyards” which will tell this wonderful story about the mammoths and mastodonts. Stay tuned!
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