Mammoth Tooth Found in San Francisco Construction Site
A crane operator working on a transit project in San Francisco unearthed a tooth of a woolly mammoth on Monday. Paleontologist James Allen told ABC News’ San Francisco affiliate, KGO-TV, that the tooth was believed to be between 10,000 and 11,000 years old, and that the fossil was in good condition.
“The Bay was a grassy valley with herds of these extinct critters just roaming around,” said Allen. “It’s a big deal, so we can study it, get some age dates, which help us figure out tectonics [and] seismicity like the San Andreas Fault.”
The 10-inch long fragment of tooth was found by crane operator Brandon Valasik 110 feet underground.
probably trying to make a clone as we speak, Jurassic Park ended great
WOW, big things are happening in SF this week!
Hey! I live in SF. I AM PART OF HISTORY.