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Friday, February 14, 2014

Tusk safely in museum, time to name Seattle’s mammoth

A fossilized mammoth tusk, covered in protective plaster and blankets and strapped down, is hoisted into the air at a construction site in South Lake Union, where it was discovered Tuesday. The tusk, believed to be 22,000 to 60,000 years old, is now at the Burke Museum.