Mammoth skull exposed at Foss
Partial remains of a Colombian mammoth, a species of large extinct elephants which archaeologists say quit roaming the earth 11,000 years ago, have been unearthed over the past week at Foss Lake.
The skull and pieces of the tusk were dug out by Dr. Lee Bement and a team from the University of Oklahoma after two Elk City men reported finding shards of huge bones while walking along stretches of recently exposed beach in the Kenney Landing area. Dr. Bement and his team worked Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and were hoping to finish up yesterday.
He said the remains were too fragile to be removed from the ground intact.