Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Pleistocene Mammoths" The big bulls often supported sixteen foot long tusks from the base of the tusk to the tip. The weight of such tusks, tipped the scales at two hundred pounds and some tusks are still white in color after thousands of years in frozen sand. If bones and ivory are deposited in a dark humus soil rich in a soup of vegetable detritus then staining occurs, however the river sand deposits are lacking much in the way of coloring agents as the ivory slowly and permanently freezes...

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