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Michigan man finds woolly mammoth fossil on farm

Posted at 8:09 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 11:09:34-04

A Michigan man recently found the remains of a wooly mammoth while digging in a soy field.

"It was probably a rib bone that came up," James Bristle told the Ann Arbor News. "We thought it was a bent fence post. It was covered in mud."

University of Michigan Professor Dan Fisher told the Ann Arbor News that the wooly mammoth was probably 40 years old, lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago and likely killed by humans who hunted it.

There have been 10 similar sites around Michigan where a significant portion of a wooly mammoth skeleton was found.