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Ice Age Musk Ox? Nevada Man Finds Bones In Backyard

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A northern Nevada man's backyard tree-planting project has turned up bones that he and a researcher think might be from the Ice Age.

They also think the artifacts from Tom Gordon's yard near the Carson River might be the first example of an extinct helmeted musk ox ever found in the state.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that paleontologist and Las Vegas Natural History Museum lab chief Steve Rowland is using radiocarbon dating to determine the exact age of the fossils and plans to compare them with helmeted musk oxen specimens at the University of Utah.