Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dental donation

In The Image, a Christian charity in Grand Rapids, Michigan, received an unusual donation over the summer: a set of lacquered fossils that may be 15,000 years old. The tooth, broken into 2 pieces, and a short hollow tusk (SLIDESHOW HERE) are believed to belong to a North American mastodon. Puzzled and curious director Jay Starkey turned the donation over to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, which has added them to its educational collection for loan to schools. The museum's collection manager Tim Priest admits, "This is kind of an oddball way for something to come in."

 

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