SEATTLE – A Seattle museum official said construction workers digging in the city’s south Lake Union area have found a tusk from an ice age mammoth.
Construction workers stopped digging when they found the fossil and called the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, KIRO-TV reported. Christian Sidor is curator of vertebrate paleontology at the museum.
Sidor said museum experts have examined the fossil and, “we are confident that it represents a tusk from an ice age mammoth.”
Because the fossil was found recently on private property, Sidor said it’s up to the landowner to decide what to do with the tusk.