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.


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