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Woolly mammoth tooth found in New Hampshire

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 2, 2014 at 8:18 am •  Published: August 2, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Plymouth State University biology professor has found the first — and maybe the second — woolly mammoth tooth in New Hampshire.

Fred Prince was fishing in Campton 10 years ago when he found and discarded what he now believes was a prehistoric elephant tooth. It wasn't until he started researching the animals and bought a partial molar from the Netherlands last winter that he realized what he had found. He vowed to find another, and that's exactly what he did in April, searching for just a few hours about 2 miles from his first discovery.

A national expert confirmed that it was a partial molar. Such fossils are rare in New England, though a tooth was dredged from the ocean off the coast of Rye last year.