Workers find prehistoric bone that could be 2 million years old

Workers found bone when digging utility extension


CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Construction workers in southwest Florida uncovered a mammoth or mastodon bone that could be 2 million years old.

The News-Press in Fort Myers reports that workers found the upper arm bone earlier this summer while digging for a utility extension.

The Florida Museum of Natural History said the bone doesn't have enough characteristics to determine if it were a mammoth or mastodon, elephant-like mammals that roamed the area starting about 2 million years ago until about 12,000 years ago.