Scientists Find Remains of 600-Year-Old Sheep

Scientists Find Remains of 600-Year-Old Sheep


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(St. George-AP) -- Biologists working in Utah's Grand Staircase National Monument have found the remains of bighorn sheep that are almost 600 years old.

A skull and horn sheath turned up in Paradise Canyon, north of Last Chance Creek.

The bones confirm American Indian rock drawings, and the diaries of early white explorers, who both described large numbers of the curly horned sheep.

Biologists say such finds are useful in helping to determine the animals' original habitat, and where to place them as part of wildlife management programs.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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