Several groups of treasure hunters have been seen on the East River. New York After a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast claimed that a freight train laden with precious prehistoric mammoth bones was dumped into a river in the 1940s, the City.
Despite the lack of evidence, treasure seekers have used boats, diving gear and remotely controlled cameras to conduct their searches.
“I think chances are as good as the lottery, and people buy those tickets every day,” said Dongan, 35, of North Arlington, New Jersey, with his brother and two workers since early last week. I am a commercial diver out on the water.
It all boils down to fossil-passionate Alaskan gold miner John Reeves on The Joe Rogan Experience on Dec. 30 to talk about the land where he found bones and tusks and where he mined in the early 20th century. It started when we talked about Gold unearthed fossils of prehistoric mammals.
Some of the material was brought to New York and donated to the American Museum of Natural History. Reeves cited a draft report by three of his men, including one of him who worked at the museum. The report included a reference to the fact that fossils and bones dumped into the river by the museum were deemed unsuitable for the museum.
“I’m going to start Bone Rush,” Reeves told Logan, reading the draft and offering a location called FDR Drive around 65th Street.
Let me talk about mammoth bones, mammoth tusks. they are very valuable.
The American Museum of Natural History says: “There is no record of these fossils being dumped into the East River, and we were unable to find any record of this report in the museum archives or other scientific sources.”
Reeves called reporters to read the draft he posted on social media. The pages are identified as authored by anthropologist Richard Osborn. Robert Evander, who worked in the museum’s paleontology department. Robert Sattler is an archaeologist with the Alaska Native Consortium.
Sattler said the story about the discarded bones came from Osborne, who died in 2005. The document cited by Reeves is genuine and was written in the mid-1990s. was not intended for It was the starting point for something, perhaps a book, based on Osborne’s knowledge of when mammoth fossils were discovered in Alaska.
Sattler said Osborne was involved in the operation when he was younger, and you’ve probably heard stories of surplus bones being dumped in the New York River.
Mammoth fossils found in Alaska have been collected by the American Museum of Natural History, including some that are still on display today.
However, the section of Manhattan coastline where Reeves claimed the bones were dumped underwent major changes in the 1930s and 1940s, and was later replaced by the East River Drive, named after Franklin D. Roosevelt, as an embankment. Built on piles. This highway opened in 1942, raising questions about how he dumped so many bones without blocking traffic.
Gann said he saw about 20 other pairs of fossil hunters looking for mammoth fossils. In good weather, you may even see your feet. There is a strong current at the bottom.
Appearing on Discovery’s Sewer Divers, Gann added:
He and his crew found nothing and moved to a location off the south coast of Brooklyn, presumably where the cargo was likely to be dumped.
“If you don’t find anything, you don’t find anything,” Gann said. “I gave it an honest shot.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/15/treasure-hunters-dive-mammoth-bones-new-york-east-river-joe-rogan Treasure hunters dive for mammoth bones in New York’s East River.New York