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Fossil of 60,000-year-old Elephant Found in East China

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Fossils of Palaeoloxodon huaihoensis bones are unearthed at the construction site of a water conservancy project in Sihong County, East China’s Jiangsu Province, May 23, 2016. Professor Tong Haowen with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the elephant was about 50 years old when it died and its bones became fossilized about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Lin) 

 

Fossils of Palaeoloxodon huaihoensis bones are unearthed at the construction site of a water conservancy project in Sihong County, East China’s Jiangsu Province, May 23, 2016. Professor Tong Haowen with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the elephant was about 50 years old when it died and its bones became fossilized about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Lin) 

 

Fossils of Palaeoloxodon huaihoensis bones are unearthed at the construction site of a water conservancy project in Sihong County, East China’s Jiangsu Province, May 23, 2016. Professor Tong Haowen with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the elephant was about 50 years old when it died and its bones became fossilized about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Lin) 

 

Fossils of Palaeoloxodon huaihoensis bones are unearthed at the construction site of a water conservancy project in Sihong County, East China’s Jiangsu Province, May 23, 2016. Professor Tong Haowen with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the elephant was about 50 years old when it died and its bones became fossilized about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Lin) 

 

Fossils of Palaeoloxodon huaihoensis bones are unearthed at the construction site of a water conservancy project in Sihong County, East China’s Jiangsu Province, May 23, 2016. Professor Tong Haowen with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the elephant was about 50 years old when it died and its bones became fossilized about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Lin) 

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