It was claimed that the bone found in the state’s Peace River by two friends, Derek Demeter and Henry Sadler, belonged to a mammoth.
Derek Demeter and Henry Sadler just discovered this enormous mammoth bone from the Ice Age on April 25, 2021, in the Peace River close to Arcadia.
This 4-foot-long, 50-pound mammoth bone was discovered by Henry Sadler and Derek Demeter in the Peace River in Florida.
Demeter, director of the planetarium at Seminole State University (a showroom where an artificial image of celestial bodies is projected onto a dome-shaped ceiling with a special reflector), described those moments: Henry is my ping buddy. During the pe he called out to me and said, ‘Oh my god! Hey, Derek. “I found something,” he said. It was really beautiful.
The two buddies said they frequently pe in this river in southwest Florida and had previously discovered mammoth tusks there.
According to Fox35, pers also found many tiny fossilized shark teeth and a saber-toothed cat tooth on the same day they found the leg bone.
It is believed that the bone discovered in Juma belonged to a Colombian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi).
However, it is known that Colombian mammoths traversed the Americas throughout the last Ice Age, which started 2.6 million years ago and ended 11,700 years ago. The age of the bone is uncertain.
The woolly mammoth and another mammoth strain interbred approximately 500,000 years ago, giving rise to the Colombian mammoths that now inhabit the region that stretches from what is now the United States to Costa Rica.
Additionally, in 2011, researchers established that the fossils discovered in southeast Florida’s Vero Beach were dated to roughly 13,000 years ago. It is assumed that the new bone is a femur. It is estimated that the animal it belongs to weighs 10,000 kilos and is 2.25 meters in length.