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Old Bones
Date: 11/28/2011 Album ID: 1367339
Workers carving out a 4-acre hole to create a stormwater retention pond in Daytona Beach stumbled on what appears to be pieces of a mastodon, a large-tusked mammal that wandered the area thousands of years ago.
Zach Zacharias , senior curator for education and history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Thursday December 1, 2011 holds a mastodon vertebrae that was recovered from the dig sight. ( DAVID TUCKER )
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Zach Zacharias , senior curator for education and history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Thursday December 1, 2011 with one of the mastodon tusks in a storage room at the MOAS. ( DAVID TUCKER )
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Zach Zacharias , senior curator for education and history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Thursday December 1, 2011 with some of the mastodon bones found at the dig sight. ( DAVID TUCKER )
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Mastodon jaw and teeth at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Thursday December 1, 2011. ( DAVID TUCKER )
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Zach Zacharias , senior curator for education and history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Thursday December 1, 2011 holds a peice of mastodon skull. ( DAVID TUCKER )
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Closeup of the mastodon tusk at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Thursday December 1, 2011 . ( DAVID TUCKER )
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Barbara Coleman, President of the Musuem of Arts and Science, uncovers a tusk at a dig just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller
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Atlantic High School staffer Don Brunning, who is also an amateur paleontologist, shows off bone uncovered at a dig just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller )
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Amateur paleongologist Don Brunning, who is also a teacher at Atlantic High School, and Barbara Coleman, President  of the Musuem of Arts and Sciences, could not be happier as they uncover a tusk at a dig just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller)
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From left, Don Brunning, a teacher at Atlantic High School and an amateur paleontologist, along with Barbara Coleman and Zack Zacitarias, both from the Musuem of Arts and Sciences, work to uncover bones at a dig just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller)
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Teeth in a jaw bone found at the dig in Daytona Beach. (City of Daytona Beach photo)
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Bones begin to build up at a dig going on just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller)
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Barbara Coleman, President of the Musuem of Arts and Sciences (in blue) watches as a front-end loader clears away soil at a dig going on just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller )
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Jennifier Cook, Noah Brunning and April Brunning sift through piles of rubble where bones from a mastodon were found at a dig going on just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller )
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Aria Brunning, 18, was all smiles after unearthing this tooth from a dig going on just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo Jim Tiller )
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Mastondon on display at the Museum of Natural History. (AMNH photo)
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This photo shows the layers of earth above where bones were found at a dig going on just off Nova Road in Daytona Beach on Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo JIm Tiller )#### SAVE FOR SUNDAY STORY ABOUT MOME MASTODO
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John, 11, his father Robert Ridgeway and brothers Robert, 6, and George, 11, traveled to the Daytona Beach mastodon dig site Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, to help dig for bones. John found a joint from the jaw. (JULIE MURPHY)
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Brenda Wilson and Ken Hunt volunteered at the dig site on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Each dug up a chunk of what is believed to be a leg bone of the mastodon. (JULIE MURPHY)
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