Mastodon Molar

Found in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky


Pleistocene Era

Fossilized tooth

Overall: 8 7/16 × 6 5/16 × 3 15/16 in. (21.5 × 16 × 10 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Reverend David McClure



Place Found: Big Bone Lick, United States, North America

Object Name

Animal Remains

Research Area


Not on view


Three fragments of an old paper label: Masto [illeg.] fr. near the [illeg.] given by [illeg.]

Course History

PSYC 7.03, Why People Believe in Weird Things: Credulity, Science and Pseudoscience in the Study of Human Behavior, John Pfister, Winter 2019

Publication History

Rebecca A. Buck and Jean Allman Gilmore, Collection Conundrums: Solving Collections Management Mysteries, Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums, 2007, ill. p. 4.


Unknown collector, Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, date unknown; presented by Lieutenant Alexander Fowler (unknown -1806), with the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot, Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania to Reverend David McClure (1748-1820), September 13, 1772; given to Dartmouth President Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779), Hanover, New Hampshire, October 26, 1772.

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