BBC NEWS: A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

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Release date: 19/10/2018

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Palaeontologist Dean Lomax said discoveries like this were "exciting" and "quite uncommon".

Mr Lomax, who is a visiting scientist at The University of Manchester, said it was "exciting" the bones were discovered during roadworks.

"What I would really like to know is how much of each animal has been found," he said.

"Woolly mammoth and woolly rhino were once a common part of the wildlife here in the UK but recent discoveries like this are quite uncommon.

"It would be interesting to know whether this is a one-off discovery or whether more individuals are preserved in the same area."

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TitleA14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/10/18
DescriptionPalaeontologist Dean Lomax said discoveries like this were "exciting" and "quite uncommon".

Mr Lomax, who is a visiting scientist at The University of Manchester, said it was "exciting" the bones were discovered during roadworks.

"What I would really like to know is how much of each animal has been found," he said.

"Woolly mammoth and woolly rhino were once a common part of the wildlife here in the UK but recent discoveries like this are quite uncommon.

"It would be interesting to know whether this is a one-off discovery or whether more individuals are preserved in the same area."
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45905645
PersonsDean Lomax

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