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Fossil Man in Minnesota

Nature volume 140, page 596 (02 October 1937) | Download Citation



IT is probable that there is no skeleton of ancient man of which the circumstances and conditions of discovery have been more carefully documented than that of the skeleton found in the ancient glacial lake deposits, now known as "Lake Pelican", beneath Minnesota Highway No. 30, near Pelican Rapids, on June 18, 1931 (see NATURE, Feb. 27, p. 365). Prof. A. E. Jenks, in his detailed account of the skeleton, has been careful to secure statements from all who were concerned in the discovery of this skeleton; and the facts were further checked by a re-excavation on the site, in which the circumstances received further confirmation by the occurrence of more fragments of the skeleton.

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