Mastodon bones unearthed by Michigan work crew go on display in museum

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The Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – Museum officials in Grand Rapids, Michigan, showed off mastodon bones that were unearthed last year during a drainage dig in the western part of the state and belonged to a juvenile male mastodon that lived 13,000 years ago.

The skeleton was discovered on private property belonging to the Clapp family in August by a crew working for a drain commission. The Clapps decided to donate the remains to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

While much of the skeleton still is going through the drying process, a selection of the bones will be publicly displayed for the first time during an exhibit that opens Saturday.

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5/19/2023 9:48:45 AM (GMT -5:00)

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