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Large Bones Found in Calif. Creek Bed
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/05 | AP

Posted on 07/12/2005 9:33:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The fossilized bones of a creature that might have been a mastodon were unearthed Tuesday in the creek bed of a suburban river being renovated for flood protection.

The remains of what appears to be a massive pelvic bone, ribcage fragments and a tusk were uncovered along the Guadalupe River in San Jose. The river project has been cited as a model of how to integrate nature and development.

The discovery prompted both wonder and frustration, as officials tried to determine the source of the remains but couldn't find experts to scour the site.

"We've never come across this before. This is a whole new ballgame for us," said Mike DiMarco, a Santa Clara County Water District spokesman.

DiMarco said it was the first find of its kind in the district's 75-year history.

Professional paleontologists will examine the remains Wednesday. Amateur paleontologists were to spend the night at the site to make sure the bones remained safe.

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Santa Clara Valley Water District: www.valleywater.org


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: archaeology; bones; california; creekbed; found; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; large; mastodon; trimble

Large fossilized bones are shown by the Guadalupe River in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July 12, 2005. The fossilized bones of a creature that might have been a mastodon were unearthed Tuesday in the creek bed of a suburban river being renovated for flood protection. The remains of what appears to be a massive pelvic bone, ribcage fragments and a tusk were uncovered along the Guadalupe River in San Jose. Professional paleontologists will examine the remains Wednesday. Amateur paleontologists were to spend the night at the site to make sure the bones remained safe. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


1 posted on 07/12/2005 9:33:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Bones, possibly mastodon, were found near Trimble Road and Hwy. 101.


2 posted on 07/12/2005 9:34:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

It's not a mastodon, it's Michael Moore's sabertoothed ancestor.


3 posted on 07/12/2005 9:35:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (Mike, you should have titled the book "Dude, Where's My Winky?")
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To: NormsRevenge
"as officials tried to determine the source of the remains."

Perhaps a large, dead mastadon?

4 posted on 07/12/2005 9:36:07 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anybody seen Reno...


5 posted on 07/12/2005 9:36:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: NormsRevenge
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6 posted on 07/12/2005 9:37:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rosie O'Donnell is dead? OMG!


7 posted on 07/12/2005 9:38:23 PM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Auntie Dem

Don't be silly, it's not Rosie--they didn't say they found McDonald's wrappers in the area.


8 posted on 07/12/2005 9:39:43 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well thats just great. Now another ten thousand acres of land is going to be off limits because the EPA or some other environmental group is going to declare the place an endangered habitat.


9 posted on 07/12/2005 9:40:26 PM PDT by Max Flatow
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To: Eagles6

LOL!


10 posted on 07/12/2005 9:41:26 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It's ashame, but development has taken place so fast in CA that remains such as these could have been overlooked for the past fifty years.


11 posted on 07/12/2005 9:42:09 PM PDT by Eva
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To: NormsRevenge

If they find a live one, put it in breaking news.


12 posted on 07/12/2005 9:42:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: NormsRevenge

Great. I'm sure the local Indian tribes will rush to the scene to immediately seize the bones for repatriation into ancient tribal buriel grounds.


13 posted on 07/12/2005 9:46:30 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Thanks for posting this... I saw this earlier today.

We are currently going through the permit process for building in Santa Clara county. I have been told horror stories about contractors finding artifacts that will shut down the project for a long time.

Probably, no one will ever be able to develop this land in light of the current findings.

14 posted on 07/12/2005 9:47:19 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Eva

This particular area of N. San Jose has been slated for potential high rise and even more business development so there could be a lot more digging going on the next few years and even more stuff seeing the light of day as well.


15 posted on 07/12/2005 9:48:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: martin_fierro

SVP?


16 posted on 07/12/2005 9:49:34 PM PDT by null and void (You'll learn more on FR by accident, than other places by design)
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To: NormsRevenge

Orson Welles?


17 posted on 07/12/2005 9:50:59 PM PDT by Liberty Valance ( Howdy!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bump!


18 posted on 07/12/2005 9:53:30 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: Max Flatow

---Well thats just great. Now another ten thousand acres of land is going to be off limits because the EPA or some other environmental group is going to declare the place an endangered habitat.---

Don't worry, they'll pave the entire valley. They really need the shopping malls, you know.


19 posted on 07/12/2005 10:01:28 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I've seen plenty of those...A Texas Long-Horn...


20 posted on 07/12/2005 10:04:31 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
You mean it's not the bones of the old Democratic party slaughtered by big game liberals such as Murdering Teddy Kennedy, HowWeird Deniac, Nancy Papalousi, Babbling Boxero, Hairey Reid or Hellary Klinton.

Oh well, someday civilization may will find the decaying Democratic remains in some turd infested sewer near Jimmy Hoffas body.
21 posted on 07/12/2005 10:07:23 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: Eva
development has taken place so fast in CA that remains such as these could have been overlooked for the past fifty years.
The bones have only been there 50 yrs?
22 posted on 07/12/2005 10:14:23 PM PDT by lewislynn ( Is calling for energy independence a "protectionist" act?)
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Nah.
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23 posted on 07/12/2005 10:16:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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24 posted on 07/14/2005 10:28:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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