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Fisherman Donates Mastodon Tusk To Maine State Museum




2007-08-16 - Augusta, United States , Rhonda Erskine

Thursday, a Cushing fisherman donated the mastodon tusk he found while dragging for scallops on Georges Bank to the Maine State Museum. Tim Winchenbach uncovered the tusk back in January. The tusk is a very rare find, and likely dates back more than 13,000 years. The museum has to do a lot of work to preserve it. The tusk is dark in color because of all the years it spent in salt water. It will be slowly dried out, so it doesn't fall apart, and then preserved.



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