Homeowners discover the Ice Age skeleton as they install a swimming pool on their Las Vegas property
Nothing kills some Fun in the sun like skeletons.
A couple in Las Vegas had just installed a pool behind their newly built house when the local police suddenly arrived one morning. Apparently they had some questions about something the pool crew had uncovered.
Pool workers reportedly found bones buried about three feet in the ground.
Workers found bones buried about three feet in the ground, reports Fox 23. According to Matt Perkins, who recently moved into the house, he woke up one morning last week to see cops with his pool guy speak.
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Fortunately, it was reportedly found that the bones were not human. Plus, they had likely been buried in the area for thousands of years.
Joshua Bonde, the Nevada Science Center’s director of research, inspected the area and found that the pool workers had dug through sediments that date back to the Ice Age. The bones belong to some kind of animal from that time.
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The bones are believed to be between 6,000 and 14,000 years old.
Bonde told local reporters, “So this thing is about four to five feet below the current soil surface, so the animal probably wandered around the world in southern Nevada, which was nowhere near as populated as it is today. It probably still existed People in the area and was probably a bit swampy. “
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Some of the bones have already been removed from the property, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The homeowners are reportedly working with Bonde to see if the skeleton can be fully extracted.