Mammoth Fossils Found on Waco

By: Omar Calderon

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Mammoth fossils have been found on Waco. It all looks like those are remains of the Columbian Mammoth. It was thought that there was 17 mammoths but once the paleontologist did more work in the area they actually found an astonishing 24 remains of mammoths.

The death of them is debatable since some say they died because the area flooded and also because of a land slide. But the interesting part is that the mammoths were actually in a defense stance. There has been nothing else like this found in any other place in the world. The people in Waco have literately built a structure around the fossils they found the reason being is so they will be well preserved and last for many more years.

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Ecosystem While the mammoths lived

When the Columbian mammoth went extinct it had a really big impact on the ecosystem and the reason is because the mammoth was so big. The Columbian mammoth was 14 feet tall and weight around 14-20 tons which means that if they wanted to they could literally rip trees of the ground.

The mammoth did this because their diet consisted mainly of grass so by doing this they could create grass lands. The ecosystem got a really big impact because it was able to grow way more trees. Also since some argue that the mammoths became extinct by humans and others say because of the climate change. If it was so the environment would have been cold and frigid.

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Religious Beliefs on these Beasts

Religious communities will probably understand why people believe in the beasts. The reason being is that there has been prove of these animals and it is their fossils that date back millions of years ago.

Although the paleontologist have found prove the religious people will probably go with or believe more on their origin story than these fossils of the animals.

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Triceratops

The animals that I choose was the triceratops. It is actually a dinosaur that is the size of an elephant. Another fact is that it has one of the biggest skull in the dinosaur era. I was lucky because all of the measurements on my paper went into the actual size of the animals body part. I have shown my work of how I got the scale length on the first picture. And my second picture is the dig site.