Digging brings fortune
James Bristle is the name of this farmer who is extremely
lucky to have found something ancient and unique in his own backyard. The
reason for which he started digging his own backyard is not known but it did
prove to be very lucky for him. When they faced difficulty in digging, they
thought there's a bent fence post but when they took a closer look, they were
shocked because it was a 15,000-year-old pelvis of a wolly mammoth.
He immediately notified the relevant authorities about this and they sent paleontologists at the University of Michigan to his place. Students and volunteers took out 20% of the skeleton including the pelvis. They reached the conclusion that humans may have butchered him and decided to come back for him later. Bristle has donated the skeleton to professor Fisher and his team for further examination. They have named the skeleton as Bristle mammoth after the name of the discoverer to honor his donation.