This would seem to be something that LaMa would be interested in.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It was a rather unconventional fossil dig, but fruitful nonetheless.
The 10,000-year-old tooth of an extinct mastodon was found at a West Michigan nonprofit after a donation was dropped off in a charity bin.
The mastodon is an extinct relative of an elephant.
In the Image in Grand Rapids gets dozens of donations every day for families in need, but they have never seen anything like this. John Timmer, who found the tooth, said it came from a truck donation of an estate. At first, he gave it no notice, because it just looked like broken pottery. But, after a closer look, he discovered its prehistoric origins.