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Possibly oldest yet mammoth remains found

Bones and tusk remains belonging to mammoths have been discovered in a quarry in the town of Wildegg used by a cement company in canton Aargau.

This content was published on August 4, 2010 - 11:40

The bones and tusks uncovered while dynamiting at the quarry are thought to be between 145,000 and 230,000 years old, cantonal archaeologists said.

Previous mammoth remains found in the country only go back between 14,000 and 55,000 years.

Mammoths became extinct in Europe and North America around 11,500 years ago.

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