Possible Ice Age mammoth tusk found in Seattle

Possible Ice Age mammoth tusk found in Seattle

Credit: KING

Burke Museum paleontologists say they are confident a bone found at a South Lake Union construction site represents a tusk from an Ice Age mammoth.

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 1:42 PM

SEATTLE -- A bone dated from the Ice Age has been found in South Lake Union.

Burke Museum paleontologists were called to investigate something unearthed by construction workers.

Paleontologists just released a statement saying they are confident it represents a tusk from an Ice Age mammoth.

The bone is on private property, so it’s up to the landowner to decide what to do with it.

Woolly mammoths went extinct thousands of years ago, but were prevalent in a region stretching from Siberia to North America.

 

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