Saturday, May 30, 2009

Could it be a Mastadon?




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Mastodon bones discovery, Farmington


THE ICE AGE IN CONNECTICUT as summarized by J. Gregory McHone


Immediately after the ice left, plants and animals returned, even while it was still very cold. It is amazing to find nearly complete skeletons of large animals still preserved in lake muds from 10,000 years or more in the past. The most recent elephant excavation took place just across the border in New York, and it has a great web site -- the Hyde Park Mastodon excavation.


(http://www.wesleyan.edu/ctgeology/Glacial/GlacialGeology.html)

1 comment:

  1. There is a wonderful Mastadon tusk on display at the Smith Museum in Arlington, MA that was pulled from Spy Pond in the 1950's.

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