Prehistoric cow bones found in Warsaw metro

Workers came across the bones, which could have belonged to one or two animal, eight metres underground. Urząd m. st. Warszawy

The bones of a prehistoric animal have been found at the site of the future Brodno metro station in Warsaw's eastern Brodno district. Initial estimates put the time the aurochs lived at 6,000 B.C., Warsaw Town Hall announced on Thursday.

Workers came across the bones, which could have belonged to one or two animal, eight metres underground. Shortly after, staff of the State Archaeological Museum, who appeared at the scene, identified the bones as belonging to the aurochs.

Aurochs (Bos primigenius) are generally agreed to be the wild ancestor of domestic cattle (Bos taurus).

Last December, the bones of a prehistoric mammal were found at the site of the future Plocka metro station in Warsaw's western Wola district. Initial estimates put their age at between 100,000 to 120,000 years old.