Virtual Tour of the Johnston Geology Museum

STOP 10 - Mastodon and Mammoth Tusks and Bones

Mastodons and Woolly Mammoths are believed to be prehistoric relatives of modern elephants. Although they may appear similar to one another upon first glance these massive creatures are different species. Mastodons are a bit smaller than mammoths.

Question #30: Where were the mastodon bones found?

Question #31: What is the range in years (beginning to end) of the Epoch during which these mastodons lived?

Question #32: Describe the cross-sectional structure of the tusk near the bottom of the display.