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This boy accidentally found a 1.2 million-year-old fossil by tripping over it

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified Jul 21, 2017

Sometimes, there are benefits to being clumsy. A 9-year-old named Jude Sparks recently found this out. While hiking the Orange Mountains in New Mexico with his family, Sparks tripped over an object which at first, he thought was “just a big fat rotten cow.” Instead, it turned out to be a Stegomastodon fossil from 1.2 million years ago. The young boy told KVIA TV: “I didn’t know what it was. I just knew it wasn’t usual.” His family agreed, which...





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