Mammoth remains found in Nuevo León

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By Staff August 21, 2019 11:22

Mammoth remains found in Nuevo León

The complete skull of a mammoth and part of a skeleton, were found in the Ejido San Rafael de Galeana Nuevo León by paleontologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in collaboration with the Municipality of Galeana. The fossils are at least 10,000 years old.

According to INAH, the report of “dinosaur bones” was made to the Institute 30 years ago, but it was not until last June that the investigation was carried out, finding the remains of a mammoth.

It was reported that it is a unique finding of its kind, since the conservation of the bones remained intact, thanks to the sedimentation of the area and the work of the INAH technicians.

Once restored, the skull of this mammoth, belonging to the Mamut species, will become part of the museum in the municipality of Galeana.

“The mammoth must have been an adult male, between 35 and 40 years old, weighing between 3 and 5 tons”, said INAH paleontologist Ivan Alarcón, who participated in the dig.

Staff
By Staff August 21, 2019 11:22