In Ohio, a teenager accidentally found the tooth of a huge prehistoric animal. This is reported by the news portal Cleveland19.
In July, 12-year-old Jackson Hepner was vacationing in Holmes County and found a valuable fossil in a creek. The family sent the find to the archaeological museum of Columbus for study. According to experts, the huge tooth, which is several thousand years old, belonged to a woolly mammoth or mastodon.
“Hopefully I’ll get that tooth back as soon as possible,” Hepner wrote in a letter to the experts. “I want to show it to my friends.” The American accompanied the note with a hand-drawn diagram of the animal’s remains.
Mastodons – a family of extinct mammals from the group of commercials. The first individuals appeared in Africa about 35 million years ago. Mastodons died out about 10,000 years ago.
The woolly mammoth is an extinct species from the elephant family. This species of mammoths appeared from 300 to 200,000 years ago in Siberia, from where it spread to Europe and North America. The main population of woolly mammoth died out about 10,000 years BC.