Steppe Mammoth Skull Found in France 2008
Palaeontologists in France found a well preserved “extremely rare” fossilised skull of a steppe mammoth had been unearthed in southern France on the 2nd September 2008.
The animal was about 35 years of age when it died, the researchers estimate.
The fossil belongs to a male steppe mammoth that stood about 3.7m (12ft) tall and lived about 400,000 years ago, during Middle Pleistocene times.
Extra Note: The skull is now located at the Musée Crozatier, a museum in Le Puy-en-Velay in the French Auvergne.
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