Saber tooth cat skull
Saber tooth cat skullCourtesy kevinzim
A prehistoric stag moose antler and a saber-tooth cat skull found in a cave near Farmington may be the most significant paleontological discoveries in the Upper Midwest in years.

Chris Widga, assistant curator of geology for the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, stated that radiocarbon dating on the cat skull has shown that it is about 22,500 years old, placing the cat in Minnesota at a time when glaciers still covered parts of the Upper Midwest.

Source: StarTribune.

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Candace's picture
Candace says:

that is so cool..who ever heard of a Saber tooth cat skull found in Minnesota??? i sure havent before..

posted on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 10:46pm
Mike from WI's picture
Mike from WI says:

WOW! That's pretty cool & interesting. I once found a giant fossil of a dragon fly in New Berlin,WI. In a field behind my aunt & uncle's ranch home around 1969/70. Now I know where my Maine Coon cat Zeus's ancestors came from!

posted on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 10:05am
Barry's picture
Barry says:

The bones were found by John Ackerman and several other cavers in one of the caves that Ackerman discovered and owns in SE MN. He has established the Minnesota Cave Preserve.

posted on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 10:02pm

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