Mammoth skeletons dug up at Mexico City airport construction site

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By David Alire Garcia

ZUMPANGO, Mexico (Reuters) – Alongside construction crews racing to build the Mexican capital’s new airport, skulls and curving tusks of massive mammoths peek through the dirt as archaeologists dig up more and more bones belonging to the ice age’s most famous mammal.

The latest discoveries include two huge skulls, along with scattered ribs and limbs, found just inside the perimeter of where a new civilian airport is being built, about 30 miles (50km) north of downtown Mexico City.

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