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.