A Typical Farming Activity Led To A Prehistoric Uncovering Of Epic Proportions!

In 2010, the scientific community would go on to decipher more about the ice age and America’s role in the prehistoric era when John and his family discovered something in their backyard. The whole family unexpectedly met with this 12,000-year-old secret. This became useful for so many researchers and historians alike to learn more about a bygone era we have little trace of. This accidental discovery resulted to be way more informative than the family could have ever imagined…

 A Normal Iowa Day

In Oskaloosa, Iowa, John and his family own a house where there was once a creek but dried up naturally. John and his boys were going about their day plucking fruits in their farm when they suddenly found something strange. This was one mysterious object that they were not familiar with. John took a closer look and saw that it had a strange pattern and was indeed huge. Farmer John and his sons were keen on learning more so they dig around the huge discovery. They were unaware that this was in fact 12,000 years old. Little did they know that this would serve as a window to prehistoric Iowa no one had a clue about. The whole family was so intrigued by it and John exclaimed, “Boys, that’s a bone, that’s a really big bone.”


An Ordinary Day In Iowa

Professional Help

John knew that they were going to have to call upon archaeologists for help. He informed the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. The family had by now dug up around 20 bones from their backyard. They were ribs, vertebrae, and phalanges. As they studied these bones, they soon realized that they belonged to one of the most incredible beings that ever roamed the earth…


Calling In The Professionals

Multiple Mammoths Found

By 2015, they had unearthed about 3 different woolly mammoths which were truly an amazing feat. It was truly one of the most important Ice Age finds in Iowa or even the whole world. Even though these skeletons weren’t all complete, it did lead the enthusiasts to educate themselves on the prehistoric world. The experts were confident that these were actually Columbian mammoths. Then there was more…


Multiple Mammoths Were Discovered!

A Scientific Realization

Archaeologists also found proof that these two kinds of mammoths did, in fact, interact with each other during their respective lives. Researchers could conclude that the two kinds somehow existed during the same time period. The accidental discovery did indeed shift the pre-conceived notion that all these researchers had about the prehistoric era. The marks on them could have the potential of revealing how their lives ended…


A Scientific Discovery

Tremendous Finding

There were a number of scientists to came to work on site to uncover more and more bones. Naturalist Dave Brenzel had revealed, “We’ve been looking for a site like this for 150 years. The only site in the Midwest with multiple mammoths is pretty exciting stuff.” At the same time, John is confused as to what he should do with all of his findings. The plants were helping the researcher a lot as well…

Unprecedented Find