Mammoth bone uncovered near ClarkstonMarch 19, 2014 @ 5:25 am (Updated: 5:36 am - 3/19/14 )
CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) -- A construction crew uncovered what appears to be the bone of a Columbian mammoth at a site near Clarkston.
KXLY reports the bone was uncovered last week and University of Idaho anthropologist Lee Sappington visited the site Tuesday with grad students looking for larger bones or tusks.
Sappington says the bone appears to be part of the front leg of the ancient elephant-like animal.
Columbian mammoth bones have been found across Washington and it's the official state fossil. On Feb. 12 a tusk was uncovered at a construction site in Seattle's South Lake Union area.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
Week In Photos
Stunning images from around the world this week
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.