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Published October 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mastodon Tooth


Collections Curator Alex Forist of Grand Rapids, Mich., holds a mastodon tooth which has broken into two pieces at the Community Archives and Research Center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The Grand Rapids charitable organization In The Image gave the mastodon tooth and what is believed to be a mastodon tusk to the Grand Rapids Museum after discovering them in a box of donated goods. The tusk and tooth, which is a third permanent molar, will be researched, catalogued and photographed as well as used for educational purposes with children by the museum. According to Forist the tooth is between 12,000 and 15,000 years old. (AP Photo/Grand Rapids Press, | MLive.com)
Read the article: Old cast-off: Mastodon tooth found in donation box