Mammoth found in deepest West Flanders

The remains of a mammoth, a wild horse and a wisent have all been recovered from a clay quarry in the West Flemish town of Roeselare.

Archaeologists also found tool parts during their dig. The find is thought to be some 12,000 years old.

It is important because little is known about this area at that time.

Jozef Goderis: "The find shows that there was human habitation at this date. We are now trying to reconstruct the landscape and discover which animals lived here all those years ago."

The animal pictured is not the one found in Roeselare.