STILLWATER, Okla. - (KFOR) A massive discovery near Enid, OK, could shed more light on a time when mammoths grazed the Great Plains.
The mammoth bones were uncovered by workers installing a natural gas line northwest of Enid.
The Oklahoma Archaeological Survey offered Tom Cox the opportunity to study the site. He and his team have been working there since August, carefully carting every last piece back to the lab at Oklahoma State University.
"This is a dream come true," Cox said.
Experts believe the mammoth is 50,000 years old and is not a Woolly mammoth, but an Imperial or Columbia mammoth that roamed the Great Plains during prehistoric times.
OSU officials say they plan to eventually put the completed mammoth on display at the university.
Courtesy: KFOR & NBC News Channel
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