COLUMBUS - It’s not every day that old bones surface in the Loup River bed to be found by a local fisherman.
When Dave Kunes happened upon a pile of bones west of the bridge near Wagner Lakes recently, his investigation of the find revealed a collection of juvenile bison bones estimated to be 300 years old.
Kunes find included a complete leg, several vertebrae and other miscellaneous bones.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve found bones in that area of river,” Kunes said. “When I was 10 years old, a friend of mine and I found a complete bison skull in that same area. The experts at that time said the skull was about 20,000 years old.”
Kunes said his previous find was in 1961 or 1962. Read more.