Saturday, October 31, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Road workers unearth woolly mammoth bones


Posted on Sunday, 21 October, 2018 | Comment icon 1 comment

Mammoths were well adapted for colder climates. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Flying Puffin
The prehistoric remains of a mammoth and rhinoceros have been discovered near Cambridge, England.
Road workers involved in the construction of the A14 expansion between Cambridge and Huntingdon got the surprise of their lives recently when they stumbled upon the bones.

The mammoth tusks and rhino skull are now set to be examined by palaeontologists in an effort to determine their exact age. It is estimated that they could date back as much as 130,000 years.

"The remains of a woolly mammoth dating back to the Ice Age are among the latest remarkable finds from the team working on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project," said a spokesman.
Woolly mammoths lived alongside humans for thousands of years and went extinct only relatively recently. They disappeared from most of the world around 10,000 years ago however a few small populations managed to hold on until as recently as 4,000 years ago.

The woolly rhino, which also co-existed with humans, disappeared around 8,000 years ago.



Source: Cambridge News | Comments (1)


Tags: Mammoth, Rhino


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by paperdyer on 23 October, 2018, 18:03
Jurassic Dumbo?




Please Login or Register to post a comment.




  On the forums
Self-driving race car crashes before race starts
10-31-2020
An autonomous car taking part in the recent Roborace event managed to crash before crossing the start line.
Doctor pays $41,500 for 'wish-granting lamp'
10-31-2020
A physician in India was conned into paying a huge sum for a magic lamp that he was told could grant wishes.
New York man falls into sinkhole full of rats
10-30-2020
A man who had been waiting for a bus was unaware of the nightmare scenario he was about to experience.
Rogue world found drifting through the galaxy
10-30-2020
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized world that is drifting freely through the cosmos without a parent star.
Stories & Experiences
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ