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2008-10-09 - Maine, United States
The first human inhabitants are referred to as Paleo-Indians. They shared the land with woolly mammoths and likely hunted them for food. In 1959, when radiocarbon dating technology was in its infancy, a tusk more than four feet long was pulled out of the mud in Scarborough. After the initial excitement subsided it was concluded that the tusk probably belonged to "Old Bet" a traveling circus elephant that had been euthanized there in 1816. In the early 1990s the tusk was acquired by the Maine Sta...



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