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Schoolboy finds 6,000-year-old bison horn while metal detecting on a Sussex beach

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4928722/schoolboy-finds-bison-horn-sussex-beach-6000-years-old/

A LAD was stunned when a huge fossil he discovered on the beach turned out to be a 6,000-year-old bison horn.

Archie Wood, 13, thought he had unearthed a mammoth tusk when he was metal detecting on Bexhill Beach in East Sussex.

His family called in experts to get to the bottom of the incredible find and discovered it probably belonged to a prehistoric Bos Bison - more commonly known as an American buffalo.

Archie's grandad Neil Wood said: "He was so excited, he couldn't believe what he was digging up.

"He saw it sticking out the sand. He pulled out this enormous tusk."

Archie and Neil took a photo of the fossil to the Isle of Wight and saw an expert called "Jurassic Jim" who confirmed it was a Bos Bison.