It’s been an exciting week for Michigan paleontologists with a local grown farmer and part-time teacher was on a hike when he discovered a mastodon bone belonging to an 11,000 years dead local. Within hours there were volunteers from all walks of life who were quick to dig through mud and soil for one of the best mastodon skeletons that has ever been found.
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Seth Colling’s keen eye brought a crowd of researchers, teachers, grad students, volunteers and TV cameras to the banks of an unnamed creek near Mayville in Michigan’s Thumb on Saturday.
“My whole life, I’ve looked at the ground and I’ve picked up interesting stuff,” said Colling, a farmer and part-time teacher at the Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning, a year-round camp for children and adults with special needs.
In 2014, Colling picked up a mastodon bone in the creek. On Saturday, University of Michigan paleontologists and grad students, along with teachers from Thumb-area schools, were unearthing more of the male mastodon that about 11,000 years ago met an untimely end — perhaps with the assistance of Ice Age humans. Continue Reading