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Get Your Hands Dirty This Weekend During Mammoth Dig

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You have the chance to get your hands dirty this weekend at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth dig site, just south of Kennewick. You have the chance to get your hands dirty this weekend at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth dig site, just south of Kennewick.
BENTON COUNTY, WA - You have the chance to get your hands dirty this weekend at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth dig site, just south of Kennewick.

17-thousand-year-old skeleton parts were discovered at the site back in 2000. The area went untouched for years before re-opening back in 2008.

Today, the site is used for educational and research purposes.

"We've been looking for the pelvis. In fact, where I'm standing now was our big focus last summer and we didn't find the pelvis," said Gary Kleinknecht, the educational director for the site. "The reason we're looking for that is the pelvis or lower jaw will tell you the sex of the animal."

The next dig is Saturday, May 17th. Interested participants should meet at Kennewick High School Library, where you'll drive separately to the site. It goes from 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m., and costs $19. If you would like to register for the class, click here.

For more information on the site, click here.
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