18 May 2016

At ... archaeologists have unearthed the bone of pre-Younger Dryas bison on a dig in Florida (among other interesting things) some ten feet below the ground surface. The bone was found in material from the Pleistocene epoch and it seems it is a rare find as bison roamed a grassland environment and most bones disintegrated over time. The bison was the most common large herbivore in N America and in the Pleistocene they stood some 8 feet tall, were 15 feet in length and weighed approximately 3500 pounds. A whole lot of meat on the hoof.