Today we travelled back to Fort Worth. We stopped at Waco and went to Waco Mammoth National Monument. A national monument is something that the president of the united states declares and a national park is something that the congress declares.
They have found a lot of mammoth bones here. these are columbian mamoths. Mamoth Q is believed to be about 51000 years old and was a boy, and about 50 years old when he died. The difference between a boy and a girl mamoth, the girl has a diamond pelvis and the boy has a more circular pelvis. Boys also have longer tusks.
There were other mamoths that also died here about 65000 years ago. Palaeontologists beleive this area was a swamp area with lots of food, and that a flash flood occured that trapped the mamoths so they couldnt escape. From the different layers of the dirt they determined that the flash flood was a regular occurance every few thousand years.
Afterwards we got hungry so we went to a place called Sonic, which is a drive in for cars, and you order your food and they bring it out to you. It was yummy.