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Mammoth Fossil in Western KS Intrigues KU Researchers

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Researchers from the University of Kansas have been laboring under the hot sun in western Kansas to unearth the fossilized remains of a massive animal. The fossil is that of a mammoth, which roamed the plains and then died more than 15,000 years ago. Mammoth fossils aren't especially rare, but Commentator Rex Buchanan says this particular discovery might turn out to be a very big deal.


 

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Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's a regular contributor to KPR's Morning Edition.

 

Production assistance for this commentary was provided by KPR News intern Sixuan Wu, a University of Kansas senior from China, majoring in journalism.

 

 

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