Durango, left without a budget for paleontological zone

Durango has an area to perform paleontology work and to rescue entire skeletons of a mammoth, but there is no budget or paleontologist in the local delegation of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

Cindy Cristina Sandoval Mora, INAH archaeologist, acknowledged that there are several finds of parts of mammoth skeletons in the state, especially in the area that includes Nuevo Ideal to San Juan del Río passing through San Pedro del Gallo, also in the municipality From Durango.

Only in this century, there are about eight finds, mainly of mammoth defenses, better known as tusks.

There is not a complete skeleton because it requires a paleontologist and budget for an excavation, “but there is not, we do not have it, it’s very expensive,” said the archaeologist.

For now, the findings of this century and the past will be shown to the general public in the exhibition that is prepared to show a complete skeleton of a mammoth which is currently in the city of Ecatepec in the State of Mexico and that will arrive in the next weeks to Durango.

There, said Sandoval Moral, it will be used to show what has been found in the Durango lands and that the wind or water have left uncovered to dig them up.

Durango, without budget for paleontological zone

Defending. Image corresponds to a mammoth defense found in San Juan del Río.

Source: El Siglo de Torreon 

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