Yikes: Turns out that's a fake pipe!! See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport_Tablets
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.