The mastodon was one of the largest land animals living during the ice age. Mastodon belonged to the family Mammutidae, that originated in North Africa, spreading to Eurasia and entering North America 15 million years ago. The elephant-like American mastodon was a distant relative of the mammoth, with whom it shared its ice age home. At one of the Fossil Hunters local honey holes, they discovered a cook pit, black charcoal marks in a circular pattern. The pit produced this incredible specimen, a mammoth tooth with part of the jaw bone still attached.

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