Prehistoric mastodon tusk officially joins Maine State Museum collection

Timothy Winchenbach holds the piece of a mastodon tusk he found in December 2006 while scalloping in Georges Bank.
Timothy Winchenbach holds the piece of a mastodon tusk he found in December 2006 while scalloping in Georges Bank.

2007-09-28 - Augusta, United States , Emily Sapienza

The tusk of a prehistoric mastodon that a Cushing family donated to the Maine State Museum in August has been officially accepted to the museum's collection. Museum registrar and zoology curator Dr. Paula T. Work sent documents to the Winchenbach family on Sept. 14 that confirm the transfer of legal title for the prehistoric tusk from the family to the museum. Work also included a letter to Michelle and Timothy Winchenbach thanking them for their generous donation.

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