Lea County Fossil Find Could be Complete Mammoth

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NM - It's a discovery of enormous proportions and it turned up right in our backyard.

Archeologists in Lea County dug up what they think may be a complete mammoth skeleton.

So far, they're saying this is a major find.

Researchers have uncovered the remains of five mammoths in Lea County but this could be the first complete skeleton.

The New Mexico Natural History Museum Foundation plans to hold an event next week announcing exactly what they've found.

They're hoping these fossils turn out to be a major draw for the Western Heritage Museum in Lea County.