Mastodon Fossils Unearthed by Contractor While Excavating Backyard

January 13, 2015 3:22 PM

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Full skeletal remains of American mastodons, a mother and calf pictured here, were discovered at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. More recently, bones dug up in a backyard in Michigan included some ribs, hip, leg and shoulder bones and also a tusk base and a few vertebrae.(Photo : Daryl Mitchel)

Full skeletal remains of American mastodons, a mother and calf pictured here, were discovered at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. More recently, bones dug up in a backyard in Michigan included some ribs, hip, leg and shoulder bones and also a tusk base and a few vertebrae.

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