Some of the remains belong to well known ice age creatures, some have yet to be identified.
While building a new wastewater treatment plant near Mexico City, workers discovered the largest cache of ice age animal bones ever.
The Telegraph writes:
The bones could be between 10,000 and 12,000 years old and may include a human tooth from the late Pleistocene period, Mexico‘s National Institute of Anthropology and History said on Thursday.
Tusks, skulls, jawbones, horns, ribs, vertebrae and shells were discovered 65 feet deep in Atotonilco de Tula, a town in the state of Hidalgo, as workers built a drain, the institute said.
These remains belong to a range of species including mastodons, mammoths, camels, horses, deer and glyptodons, the armadillo’s ancestor. Some bones may belong to bison, while others have not been identified.
Archeologists have worked for the past five months to recover the bones.
“It is the largest and most varied discovery of extinct megafauna found together in the Mexico basin,” archeologist Alicia Bonfil Olivera said in a statement.
Read more at telegraph.co.uk/news
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