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Scuba divers find 90kg 100,000-year-old mammoth bone in river

2 scuba divers in the United States of America found a massive 90 kilogram 100,000-year-old mammoth bone in a river while they were swimming.

It is believed that the mammoth bone could date back to the Ice Age.

Derek Demeter and Henry Sadler found the bone when they were swimming in the Peace River in Florida, USA.

Experts said that the bone could belong to a Columbian Mammoth, which wandered around Florida around 2.6 million and 10,000 years ago.

During an interview with FOX 35 Orlando, a news channel, Derek Demeter, a scuba diver, said:

This one’s much more dense, so we kind of think it’s somewhere in the middle. Probably 100,000 years old.

The pair see themselves as amateur palaeontologists, but this is not the first time they have dug up extremely rare bones.

Once they discovered parts of an extinct shark and the tooth of a sabre-tooth tiger.

The discoveries that they have made are currently in the Florida Museum of Natural History, however, this find is not going there.

The duo said that the bone will end up in a classroom where Henry is teaching.

Talking about the bone, Derek said:

It’s currently sitting in the classroom where the kids are able to see it, touch it, feel it and really get a history of the natural world. I talk to my kids about the movie Ice Age. They’ve heard about sabre-tooth tigers, and actually finding a piece of one of these animals and bringing it to life for those kids – it’s just awesome.

Such an amazing discovery, right?

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