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Oklahoma student finds mastodon tooth for school project

COUNCIL HILL — Talk about show and tell.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 16, 2012

COUNCIL HILL — Talk about show and tell.

Fifth grade students at Midway Elementary School in Council Hill were asked to bring in a rock they found outside. Teacher Amy Duvall says one of her students brought in a rock he'd “tripped over” in his backyard.

The rock is about 4 inches in diameter and shaped like a tooth. Duvall tells a local newspaper that she immediately thought it was a fossil.

Workers at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman confirmed her hunch. The rock turned out to be a mastodon's tooth. The elephant-like mastodon went extinct more than 10,000 years ago.

Duvall says the student's family will keep the tooth — but they've agreed to loan it to Duvall for future lesson plans.


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