SIA4067: Young Mastodon Tooth in 3D

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.

This photo requires red/blue glasses to properly view it.

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