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February 13, 2014

Mammoth tusk will go from SLU site to Burke

  • Paleontologists hope to have the tusk ready for public viewing at the Burke Museum's annual Dino Day March 8.
  • SEATTLE (AP) — In the crowded south Lake Union neighborhood where Amazon.com workers go out for espresso, an ice age mammoth died 10,000 years ago and remained until Tuesday, when a plumbing contractor crew uncovered its tusk.

    Paleontologists with the University of Washington hope to move the tusk to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in time for public viewing at its annual Dino Day on March 8.

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