Possible mammoth remains uncovered at Reser Stadium

24623405636_eff136913b_zCorvallis, Ore. — Construction crews working on an expansion project at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium uncovered a large femur bone, likely from a mammoth.

OSU Professor of Anthropology Loren Davis said, “We came across other animals, we got what looks like a bison, we have what could be a horse or camel, but we got a lot more pieces of the mammoth as well.”

According to Davis, the discovery of ancient mammal bones in the Willamette Valley is not unusual. He says, “I think one of the neatest things about this is it just goes to show there’s a whole world of the past that exists under the ground, and so neat that we could actually find it in Reser stadium.”

Students will continue excavating the area and start preserving the bones. OSU says the delay in construction so far has been minimal.

 

Photo courtesy: Oregon State Univ.

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