On the 8. June 1987 encountered excavator drivers at Gröbern mine Bones of an 100.000 year old forest elephant, which are shown in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle.
When the bones in the lignite mine were dug up, fell other stone tools on. After the find was examined, the evidence for the Presence of man at this point.
The State Museum in Halle shows the results of the excavation as well as a life-size reconstruction of a forest elephant with the impressive collection of finds. Possible scenarios that led to the death of the forest elephant are also discussed in the museum.
Source: State Museum of Prehistory
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The Gröberner See is one of the northernmost lakes in the Central German Lakeland. 1987 found a bone of an 100.000-year-old forest elephant in the former Gröbern opencast mine, which is shown in the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte in Halle.