ANCIENT TUSK DISCOVERED
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[ July 19th 2005 ]
archaeologists have unearthed the tusk of an ancient
woolly mammoth on a dairy farm in Tulare County.
The single tusk is all that was found of the giant
animal, an ancestor of the Asian elephant, and
is estimated to be 40,000 years old, Associated
to AP, scientists confirmed that fossilized bones
and a tusk found in Silicon Valley were likely
those of a Columbian mammoth that roamed the area
between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago.
was once the site of the confluence of two prehistoric
rivers, where archaeologists have recovered the
bones of mammoths, sabre-tooth cats, giant sloth's,
camels and prehistoric horses.