Tuesday, August 22, 2006

 

US: Paleontologists dig deeper in Marshall County (Mastodon)

Marshall County Mastodon Tooth (Evolution Research: John Latter / Jorolat)Paleontologists from the Indiana State Museum climbed into a Marshall County pit on Monday, on a journey thousands of years back in time.

They are looking for remains of a prehistoric, hairy elephant... the mastodon.

Earlier this afternoon, the mastodon discovery was verified.

An enormous tooth was found letting searchers know that the mastodon likely died in the field up to 14,000 years ago.
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The above news report contains video footage.

Also see "Ice-age tusk surfaces in clay of fossil-rich Saltville Valley" (Virginia)

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