Have you ever tried digging around for stuff? We're not talking about digging through your boyfriend or girlfriend’s phone when you think they’re cheating on you, we’re talkin’ about actual digging.
Well, farmers Trent Satterthwaite and James Bristle were on the Bristle farm in Lima Township, Michigan hit the jackpot when they accidentally struck a skeleton of a mammoth. Of course, for starters, it was something like wood but it turns out, it was a bone, the tusk of a big behemoth that gave way to the wonders we know today as elephants.
Right away, they called the University of Michigan and said, “I think we just found a dinosaur or something.”
After a little bit of talk, Bristle allowed Dan Fisher, the director of the Museum of Paleontology and a professor from the University of Michigan to have a one-dig spree.
Apparently, there have already been 30 woolly mammoths found in Michigan but this was definitely a good news. Together with 15 excavators, they uncovered one of the more complete sets of mammoth bones found in the state.
“It was a hard, hard day of work, but every bit worth it,” said Fisher.
He added that the mammoth that they found was probably killed by humans for food 10,000 or 15,000 years ago and was stored in a pond, which is apparently a preservation technique by the people at that time.CLICK PAGE 3 TO WATCH THE VIDEO
Although, they do have a speculation that what they dug up was not a “woolly mammoth” but a Jeffersonian Mammoth.
The remains will be cleaned and dried before their research value can be assessed.
“You have a better chance of winning the lotto than doing what we just did, said Satterthwaite.