Mastodon Tusk Fragment

Found in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky


Pleistocene Era

Mastodon tusk

Overall: 14 × 3 3/4 in. (35.6 × 9.5 cm)

Overall: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 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

Course History

ARTH 82, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2012

ARTH 83, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2015


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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