50,000-year-old mammal skeleton found in Crawford Co. cave

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Posted on August 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 10:49 AM

CRAWFORD CO., Ind. (WHAS11) --Researchers in Indiana said they found a nearly complete skeleton of a 50,000 year-old pig-like mammal in a cave.

Crews from the Indiana State Museum have been digging in the cave in Crawford County for more than 25 years and found the skeleton this week.

The museum posted this video on its YouTube account.



Museum officials said this skeleton is that of a flat-headed peccary and is the most complete skeleton researchers have ever found in the cave.

The exact location of the excavation site isn't being revealed.

Researchers said the findings include two back legs with knee caps, a backbone, a head, ribs, hips and the feet.

 

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