French archaeologists finished up the excavation of an impeccably preserved woolly mammoth skeleton on Thursday (November 8) at a quarry 50 km east of Paris.
Scientists working at the excavation site in Changis-sur-Marne applied a silicon cast to the mammoth remains before they will be removed from the excavation site.
The nearly complete mammoth skeleton, only the fifth such specimen found on French soil, is causing a stir in the archaeological community not only for its completeness -- a rar
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