Florida construction workers unearth prehistoric bone fragment, likely from mammoth
The prehistoric bone fragment is likely from a mastodon or mammoth, officials said. (City of Cape Coral PIO/Twitter)
A construction crew in Cape Coral, Fla., in June discovered what is believed to be a bone fragment from a mastodon or mammoth, a report released Friday said.
The fragment was discovered underground by crews working on the cityâs utilities expansion project, The Fort Myers News-Press reported. It is believed to be a part of the animalâs humerus bone, according to The Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
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It is not entirely clear how old the find is; The News-Press reported it could be more than two million years old, while NBC2 put it at somewhere between 12,000 and 250,000 years.
Whatâs more, archaeologists think there could be more fossils in the area.
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"It's a fairly large bone fragment and is unlikely to be the only bone in the area," Ryan Franklin, the assistant director of the Archeological and Historical Conservancy Inc., which was called about the find, told The Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
The bone fragment, which was roughly one foot in length and 10 inches wide, will be donated to the Cape Coral Historical Museum.
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