Discovery of the Day: Woolly Mammoth Tusk Found in Seattle Construction Site

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Construction workers digging in Seattle's south Lake Union area have found a tusk from an Woolly Mammoth, according to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Q13 FOX reported:

"Burke Museum paleontologists have examined the fossil and we are confident that it represents a tusk from an ice age mammoth," Christian Sidor, the museum's curator of vertebrate paleontology, said later that day.

"Because the fossil is on private property and does not seem to be associated with an archaeological site, it is up to the landowner to decide what they would like to do with the tusk," Sidor said. "We are happy to excavate the fossil if the landowner would like to take that step."

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