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Florida men find mammoth bone from the Ice Age while scuba diving

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two Florida men found a bone from an animal that roamed the Earth millions of years ago.One quick look and it’s clear this isn’t your average fossil."Henry is my dive buddy.

He yelled out to me, said, ‘Hey, Derek. I found something!’ Oh my goodness!' It was really, really cool," said Seminole State Planetarium Director Derek Demeter.Demeter and his friend found a four-foot-long, 50-pound mammoth bone while scuba diving in Southwest Florida earlier this week.They believe it’s the femur, or thigh bone, of a mammoth and dates back to the Ice Age somewhere between 2.5 million years ago and 10,000 years ago.

The fossil’s actual age is hard to tell.Advertisement"This one’s much more dense, so we kind of think it’s somewhere in the.

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