SIA4066: Young Mastodon Tooth

Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2012 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Added:2012/05/28
Location:Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial, MO

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This is a 12,000 year old molar tooth from a young adult mastodon. The tooth has six mountainlike cusps which were used to crush and chew food. The hard enamel surface is worn through from the abrasion of chewing.

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