Mastodon

4:58am

Thu May 17, 2012
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Student Discovers Mastodon Tooth In His Backyard

An Oklahoma teacher asked her fifth graders to each bring in a rock. One student brought in a stone that looked like a tooth. It turns out it was a tooth, according to the Muskogee Daily Phoenix. The tooth may up to 40 million years old.

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2:13pm

Tue July 12, 2011
Science

Scientists Begin Studying Fossil Bones at Denver Museum

Part of the remains of a five ton mastodon wrapped in protective plastic and recently transported from western Colorado is on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Scientists have wrapped up most of their excavations of rare, ice-age fossils at a reservoir near Snowmass Village, and most of the fossils have been transported to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where they’ll be studied for the next several years.

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3:19pm

Tue May 17, 2011
Science

Snowmass Fossil Dig Resumes

Scientists have unearthed a bounty of rare Ice Age fossils from a reservoir near the resort town of Snowmass Village.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Last fall, construction workers discovered a fossil while expanding a reservoir outside Snowmass Village. Turns out that bone lead researchers to what’s become one of the world's most significant fossil discoveries, and Tuesday the Denver Museum of Nature and Science resumed the dig with plans to finish what they started.

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