Scientists Dug Out A Mammoth Skeleton In Paris

Scientists Dug Out A Mammoth Skeleton In Paris

While Paris is long known as a love spot, it is now being said that it might also have attracted hirsute pre-historic elephants with tourists and artists. As per a recent report, the Changis-sur-Marne riverbanks near Paris have dug out a mammoth skeleton.

A group of researchers at the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) has discovered the same, saying the findings are a big achievement. Dating back to around 200,000-500,000 years, the mammoth has been baptized by the team as Helmut. Also, it is being believed to be from the 'Mammuthus Primigenius' or 'Woolly Mammoth' species.

It is being said that the mammoth probably had died when he was in his 20s. Varied fragments have been taken out, which include a complete pelvis, four connected vertebrae and a femur. The same contain a femur as well.

Besides, there are two flint axes, which have been found near the skull of the mammoth, suggesting it was in contact with Neanderthals. Also, it is being suspected that the animal could have faced cuts with flint tools, though he might have then been dead or in a quarry.

"Such a discovery is extraordinary in France, since only three specimens have been unearthed in 150 years", the archeologists were quoted as saying.


FrenchTribune Specials

GYC helps Install Bear-Proof Storage Boxes in Public Campgrounds

Grizzly bears have been provided protection by the federal government to ensure they have better conditions to live in the greater Yellowstone area. However, there seems to be a need to do more to make sure they are out of the woods.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) joined hands with the US Forest Service this summer to begin...

Most Popular

Extinction of the biggest shark resulted large size of whales

Experts have said that theextinction of the biggest...

Crew saves two Beached Pilot Whales at Sunbury Cove

Crew members have been able to save two pilot whales at...

Weight-loss surgery can lead to severe headaches

After weight reduction surgery, a few patients may be at...

Toyota sells partial stake in Tesla Motors

In a recent announcement, world's biggest automaker...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: