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Mastadon found in Metro Detroit

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Two 11-year-old boys made the ultimate discovery in a Shelby Township backyard - a prehistoric bone. The discovery should definitely go into their permanent record.
 
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"The Detroit News reports Eric Stamatin of Shelby Township and his cousin Andrew Gainariu of Troy found the bone near a stream while exploring Eric’s backyard. Eric says it looked like a rock, but a hole made them think it was a bone. 
 
A researcher at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills confirmed it was an axis bone from an extinct American mastodon, a relative of the elephant. "
 
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