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Karaganda mine workers unearth mammoth tusks

8 December 2014 15:15
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Karaganda mine workers unearth mammoth tusks

KARAGANDA. KAZINFORM - In Zhanaarka District of Karaganda region miners have made a mammoth discovery while digging at a work site. The workers unearthed massive tusks believed to be that of an ancient elephant relative.

"Paleontological find was discovered at a depth of 6 meters during manganese extraction in Zhanaarka District. Length of tusks is more than two meters and 50 cm in diameter, " said the candidate of historical sciences Victor Vartholomeyev.

He believes that the findings are 3 million -15-20 thousand years old. Archaeologists plan to continue excavation works.


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