Michigan Farmer Unearths Bones of Rare Mammoth Hybrid From Nearly 15,000 Years Ago
Farmer digs up woolly mammoth bones in Michigan soy field
A farmer near Chelsea made a startling discovery Monday night: bones of a woolly mammoth possibly butchered by early human hunters thousands of years ago. James Bristle and a friend were digging in a soy field off of Scio Church Road west of Fletcher in Washtenaw County’s Lima Township when they came up with something very out of the ordinary. Using straps and zip ties to help secure cracks in the tusks, the remains of a woolly mammoth are lifted out of the ground and placed on a trailer for transport. University of Michigan professor Dan Fisher and a team of Michigan students work to excavate a woolly mammoth found on a farm in Lima Township on Thursday, October 1, 2015.