UM museum seeks ideas about how to display woolly mammoth bones
Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is seeking ideas about how to display bones from a woolly mammoth found last year by a farmer while he was digging in a southeastern Michigan soybean field.
Jim Bristle donated the discovery to the school after making the find in Washtenaw County’s Lima Township, west of Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan professor Dan Fisher studied the find and says the mammoth was probably 40 years old, lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago and was hunted by humans who probably killed it, butchered it and stashed it in a pond.
The Ann Arbor News reports a temporary exhibit is being set up that includes photos, exhibit ideas and opportunities for visitors to leave comments, suggestions and questions.