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Kids' fossil discovery a scientific marvel

Dr. Steven Holen, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science displays an American Mastodon tusk discovered Sept. 19 in Ken-Caryl by two teenage friends.
Dr. Steven Holen, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science displays an American Mastodon tusk discovered Sept. 19 in Ken-Caryl by two teenage friends.


2009-10-02 - Denver, United States
It's a dinosaur-loving kids dream come true - not to mention that of archaeologists. The chance discovery of a rare fossil American Mastodon tusk and partial jawbone with teeth by youngsters in Ken-Caryl hasis creatinga major scientific stir. Mastodon fossils, unlike wooly mammoths, are a rare find in Colorado. According to an account on the Ken-Caryl Ranch. org, Web site 13-year-old friends Jake Carstensen and Tyler Kellett were exploring June 1 after a period of heavy rain along a stream swoll...



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