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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: CaptainBeno
I was a bit skeptical to start off with, but reading a couple of other sources seems to suggest it's real.
The way it's been excavated looks rather unprofessional, which had me thinking that no archeologist would do that....actually no one should, the ground above could collapse. It sounds like the old farmer did it himself.
Also hope someone who knows how to preserve these things got to it, as one report I read said it was starting to crack in the sun not long after being found
"There is no doubt that it looks like a glyptodont," said paleontologist Alejandro Kramarz of the Bernadino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum.
"The animal became extinct thousands of years ago and it is very common to find their fossils in this region," he told AFP.
Read more at: phys.org...