Mammoth tusk found in Seattle; Excavation begins

February 14, 2014 7:25:48 AM PST
A Columbian mammoth tusk is being dug up to go on display at a Washington State museum.

It was found at a Seattle construction site earlier this week where an apartment complex is going up, CNN reports.

Paleontologists carefully started excavating and measuring the fossil, which was buried about 30 feet below the surface. They haven't quite uncovered all of it, so its exact size remains unclear.

According to experts, it was buried at the site of what appears to be ancient lake.

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