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Old September 14th, 2016 #82
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Rare mammoth fossil surprises experts

CAMARILLO, Calif. Justin Wilkins knelt in the dirt, popping a tiny piece of charcoal out of a carved-out bank.

Part of a team of paleontologists and archaeologists, Wilkins spent the past week on Santa Rosa Island uncovering what might be a link in the evolution of a long-extinct mammoth.