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Swimming pool turns excavation site for ice-age find

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 10:09 PMBANG Bizarre

A couple from Las Vegas have revealed that builders installing a swimming pool at their home have discovered animal bones from the ice age.

Matt Perkins recently moved to Vegas with his husband and was shocked to find police officers at the property earlier this week.

They soon found out that the workers had stumbled on bones that could be up to 14,000 years old.

Perkins said his mind was eased somewhat as the bones were not from a human and contacted expert Joshua Bonde to find out more about the remains.

Bonde, director of research at the Nevada Science Centre, predicted that the bones are likely to date from Earth's most recent ice age.

He said: "What we found was when they were excavating the backyard pool, they were cutting through ice age layers of sediment and sure enough they had a skeleton of an animal."