KENT CITY, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A road construction project turned into a prehistoric dig in Kent County last week.

A construction crew working to install a large culvert along 22 Mile Road north of Kent City made the discovery after an excavator operator noticed something red in the ground.
He said some of the workers initially thought they could be dinosaur bones, but University of Michigan researchers determined they were mastodon bones.
Mastodons were a prehistoric, hairy elephant common in the Michigan area roughly 12,000 years ago.
The culvert replacement project is on hold pending the archeological dig and bone recovery.
Staff with the University of Michigan’s Museum of Paleontology are at the Kent City site overseeing the recovery.
The discovery of the bones appears to delight everyone, no matter their age, or side of the political aisle.

Of course, no post about road construction would be complete without the standard dig.

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