Mammoth bones unearthed on Oregon State football field
Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field.
|Construction workers excavating the site of an expansion project at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium have|
unearthed what appear to be Ice Age animal bones [Credit: Yvenson Bernard]
A spokesman says the OSU archaeologist believes the 10-foot pit where the remains were found could have been a pond or watering hole.
OSU associate professor of anthropology Loren Davis says sick animals often went to a body of water to die.
Davis says the find isn't unusual since thousands of mammoths and other long-gone creatures once roamed the surrounding Willamette Valley.
Construction work has been moved elsewhere while experts examine the bones.
Source: Associated Press [January 28, 2016]