60,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton Found in Texas

August 25, 2014 10:08 PM

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Move over Jurassic World, Texas just stole some of your thunder. The nearly intact remains of a woolly mammoth were recently discovered in North Texas by a family that was simply digging in a gravel pit that is part of their property. According to scientists, the remains have been preserved in an almost perfect state in the thousands of years after they came to rest underneath the soil a long time ago.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the mammoth skeleton was discovered by the Mcewen family on their ranch land in Ellis County, which is just south of Dallas. The family has reportedly decided to donate the remains to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Though the estimates are all over the pl...

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