GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Bones from a mastodon are going on display this weekend at the Grand Rapids Public Museum after being discovered in August along 22 Mile Road in Kent County.

Up to 80% of the animal’s bones were recovered on the Clapp family property during a Kent County Drain Commission project. Most of the skeleton is still drying and it will take about a year for all of it to be displayed. A jaw bone and an arm will be available for viewing starting Saturday.

Museum CEO Dale Robertson called the discovery “amazing”, adding at a news conference on Thursday, “It’s probably an understatement.”