Friday, June 15, 2007

A what was found?!

A woolly mammoth was found in Carlsbad yesterday. Ok, ok, it wasn't alive, but the bones of a woolly mammoth were found at a construction site near where Ryan lives.

Mastodon Bones Unearthed in McMillin/Brookfield Development

Fossils from a prehistoric animal were unearthed at a residential development site in South Carlsbad June 12. The remains from a mastodon, which resembled a wooly mammoth, were found as grading took place at Windmill, a master-planned community by San Diego-based Corky McMillin Cos. and Del Mar-based Brookfield Homes.

The fossilized bones from the extinct mammal could be 220,000 years old and are the first mastodon remains found in Carlsbad, according to Tom Demere, a paleontologist with the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Two tusks, an upper jaw fragment with three teeth and vertebrae from one mammal were found 20 feet underground.

Read more here.

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