Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Orange County Mastadon, by Gary Keeton

Andaste Chapter of PA Archaeology Presents: 

The Orange County Mastodon
(a.k.a: Tuckamoose Mastodon)

by Gary Keeton, NYSAA
Discoverer, Glen Keeton, lower right - Gary Keeton in canoe on left.
(Photo by Ray Decker)

When: Sat, July 10, 2pm – 3pm
Where: Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC)- 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY
Description: The discovery of a 9-foot-long mastodon tusk in Orange County, NY will provide scientists with a new source of information about the prehistoric animal, according to the men who found and helped exhume it. Naturalist Gary Keeton, will talk about the discovery from 2009 in detail. The tusk, the longest ever found in New York, is expected to provide clues about the animal's age, its eating and travel habits, and the geography of our region some 13,000 years ago. Admission: Adults - $4, Students and seniors $3, Andaste Chapter and SRAC members- free.

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