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12,000-Year-Old Tooth Belonging to a Mastodon Discovered By a Six-Year-Old Boy In Michigan. He’s donating it to University of Michigan.

Submitted by yunusemrejr on Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:07

This lucky little man is probably the first to put hands on the valuable tooth in most probably thousands of years, according to what a local paleontology museum collection's manager said. The 12,000-year-old tooth has been identified as a tooth that belonged to a juvenile mastodon. While hiking with his family through the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester Hills on Labor Day, six-year-old Julian Gagnon found a priceless souvenir.