16,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth Parts Found In Iowa Backyard

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A 10-inch tooth, a vertebrae, and a whole collection of ribs all thought to belong to wooly mammoths were found on the property of an anonymous citizen from Mahaska County, IA. The remnants of two adult wooly mammoths and one juvenile have already been unearthed, with more discoveries still being made after almost a year's worth of digging. The age of the artifacts are estimated at between 14,000 and 16,000 years old.