Monday, July 28, 2008

At least one mammoth tooth found in Portage County
An archaeologist is looking into the discovery of mammoth teeth in Portage County.

The director of the Central Wisconsin Archaeology Center, Dr. Ray Reser, says a couple months ago a man brought him the tooth he claimed to have dug up a year ago at a Plover quarry.

He told Reser he and others were digging in sand when they hit what appeared to be the lower part of a jaw.

Given how far down the tooth was and the sediment it was found in, Reser says it could be anywhere from 20,000 to 120,000 years old.