The mammoth bone was excavated in Cape Coral.
(FOX 4 WFTX)
A possible mammoth bone was recently discovered on a construction site in Cape Coral, Florida.
The bone, possibly a fossilized tusk, is 12,000 years old at the least,” David Carr, an archaeologist and director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy in Fort Lauderdale, told Fox News on Thursday.
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However, Carr noted that the experts with his organization has not yet analysed the fossil, so that “it is difficult for us to come to a definitive conclusions” about what exactly it is and how old it may be.
Lindsey Shipers told Fox 4 her husband found the fossil while digging in the construction zone.
“He was just with a excavator and it came,” she said. “It’s amazing. It’s just something you don’t see every day.”
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The news comes months after the discovery of what is believed to be a bone fragment of a mastodon or mammoth. The news station reported both fossils were found in the same area.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.