martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Fossil hunters find skeleton of 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth in North Sea

The bones were found at a depth of 100 feet off the east coast of England, which 40,000 years ago was land inhabited by mammoths

The skull of an adult male mammoth being fished up on the North Sea just off the coast of Rotterdam by Dutch fishermen Photo: MERCURY PRESS & MEDIA LIMITED

Fossil hunters searching for ancient relics have found the skeleton of a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth in North Sea.

The team of archaeologists, salvagers and palaeontologists trawled the waters off the east coast of Britain at a depth of 100 feet.

North Sea Fossils, who are based in Urk, Netherlands, include an expert they call "Mr Mammoth" and are in search of the remains of extinct animals in the dark depths.

Bones of animals including woolly rhinos, Irish elks and parts of the male skeleton of an 11-foot tall woolly mammoth, including its skull and tusks, have all been brought up and collected.

A prehistoric skull of a European bison, also known as a Wisent, was also discovered lying on the North Sea bed. [...] / Link 2

Found! Dutch fossil hunters have pulled 40,000-year-old bones (pictured) from the depths of the North Sea to create a complete skeleton

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