Boy discovers a 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Fossil

Boy discovers a 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Fossil

July 21, 2017

Boy discovers a 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Fossil

Boy discovers a 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Fossil in Las Cruces, N.M.

A 10-year old boy accidental discovered in the Las Cruces desert a rare, in New Mexico, a mostly intact 1.2 million year-old stegomastodon skull.

After the family contacted NMSU biology professor Peter Houde, the jaw and two pieces of tusk were taken to the Vertebrate Museum at NMSU.



Stegomastodon

Then in May, the family joined a team who worked for about a week, to unearth the skull.

1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Fossil

Images screen capture from video



via atlasobscura

 

By | 2017-07-21T10:44:30+00:00 Jul 21, 2017|Categories: Discoveries|

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