In Images: A Mastodon Skull and Tool from Chesapeake Bay

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Scallop trawler

Credit: Dennis Stanford, Capt. Thurston Shawn
In 1974, a scallop trawler named the Cinmar dredged up a mastodon skull and a flaked blade from the ocean floor about 60 miles off the coast of the Chesapeake…Read More »

Bay. Together, the two finds hint that the Atlantic Coast may have been occupied by early settlers more than 14,000 years ago.   Less «
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