Florida scuba divers discover 50-pound Ice Age mammoth bone in river
“Henry is my dive buddy. He yelled out to me, said, ‘Hey, Derek. I found something!’ Oh my goodness!’ It was really, really cool,” said Seminole State Planetarium Director Derek Demeter.
Demeter and his friend found a four-foot-long, 50-pound mammoth bone while scuba diving in Southwest Florida earlier this week. It is believed to be the the femur, or thigh bone, of a mammoth and dates back to the Ice Age somewhere between 2.5 million years ago and 10,000 years ago. The fossil’s actual age is hard to tell.