Two 11-year-old boys made the ultimate discovery in a Shelby Township backyard – a prehistoric bone. The discovery should definitely go into their permanent record.
“The Detroit News reports Eric Stamatin of Shelby Township and his cousin Andrew Gainariu of Troy found the bone near a stream while exploring Eric’s backyard. Eric says it looked like a rock, but a hole made them think it was a bone.
A researcher at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills confirmed it was an axis bone from an extinct American mastodon, a relative of the elephant. “
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