Ice Age fossil find turns Las Vegas couple's new pool into a dig site
April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Workers building a new swimming pool for a Las Vegas couple got a bit of a shock when they dug up a set of bones that are believed to date back to the Ice Age and may have been buried there for 14,000 years.
Not our concern anymore,'" Perkins said.
That was a relief, Perkins said, but they were still curious what was down there.
Bonde said the evidence suggests that the horse lived during the Ice Age sometime between 6,000 and 14,000 years ago.
Researchers at the US Geological Survey will test the specimen to get a more exact idea of when the horse died, Bonde said.
Perkins said that he and his husband were surprised that this doesn't happen all the time, since there is so much construction in the area.
Perkins said most people want to find a fossil when they're kids.
Perkins said that once the fossil is unearthed, they plan to loan it to the Nevada Science Center or someone else who can study it, preserve it and put it on display for others to enjoy.