Mastodon skeleton discovery in Heath changed local man's life

A mastodon replica sits in the basement of the Burning Tree Golf Course clubhouse.
A mastodon replica sits in the basement of the Burning Tree Golf Course clubhouse.

2008-06-16 - Heath, United States , L.B. WHYDE

A discovery made on a cold, wintery day in December 1989 changed a few men's lives, as well as history as it was known at the time. Dec. 12, 1989, was the fateful day the most complete skeleton of a mastodon was discovered on the property of the Burning Tree Golf Course, Heath, owned by Sherman Byers. While excavating for a pond on the back nine of the course, the drag-line operator caught hold of the skull. After two days, the mastodon had been recovered from three separate piles of bones about...

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