Schoolchildren found mammoth bone in geopark territory in Bashkiria
UFA, 19 August 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Three schoolchildren from the village of Elanysh, Salavatsky district of Bashkiria, Egor Fedorov, Roman Gladkikh and Jan Burylov felt like real archaeologists. The boys found the cannon bone of a mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) in the territory of the Yangan-Tau geopark. They discovered a fragment of an ancient animal near the outskirts of the village in the Ai River.
Egor, Roman, and Jan donated the bone to the paleontological collection of the geopark, which already includes the remains of representatives of the megafauna.
In July, a resident of the village of Lagerevo in the Salavatsky district of Bashkiria, a former biology teacher, Gulfiya Mindibaeva, found a mammoth tusk and a fragment of a large-horned deer horn (Megaloceros giganteus) on the outskirts of the village near the Ai River.