Mastodon Tusk Fragment

Found in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky

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Pleistocene Era

Mastodon tusk

Overall: 1 in. (2.5 cm)

Overall: 14 9/16 × 2 3/4 in. (37 × 7 cm)

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

772.1.30193

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Object Name

Animal Remains

Classification

Archaeology

Not on view

Inscription

Paper labels: "140" and "1964"

Provenance

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.

Old Number

O.72.1B; X72.1.7301

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