42 Mastodon Fossils Discovered in Michigan Backyard

January 13, 2015 4:05 PM

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A treasure trove of 42 massive mastodon fossils was recently discovered in a Michigan backyard, making it the find of a lifetime for one Bellevue Township contractor.

Daniel LaPoint Jr. wasn't digging for bones back in November, so when he unearthed the skeleton of a 14,000-year-old Ice Age-era mastodon during a routine excavation in a neighbor's yard, needless to say he was surprised.

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