The History Blog : Iowa Family Finds Huge Mammoth Bones in Backyard
Two years ago, John and his sons were looking for blackberries in Oskaloosa, Iowa when the boys saw a round object they thought was a ball in a creek below a wooded area on their property. Upon closer inspection, John noticed that the “ball” had a marrow line around the edge which meant that it was not a plaything, but rather a part of a very large bone.
The family dug up the bone and found it was a four-foot-long femur.
In related news, Clifford the Big Red Dog moves in to Iowa family’s home; digs up yard.