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Mammoth find for Paris team

Archaeologists in France have unearthed a rather hairy fossil – a nearly complete skeleton of a mammoth.

The bones – thought to belong to a creature that roamed the earth between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago – were discovered by accident during the excavation of an ancient Roman site 30 miles east of Paris.

It may be only the third remains of a long-haired woolly mammoth discovered in France in the past 150 years.

Archaeologists will try to establish the circumstances of the long-tusked specimen’s death: if it drowned in the River Marne or was hunted by Neanderthal Man.

 

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