Elephant Teeth from the Atlantic Continental Shelf

Publication Year:
1967
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/usgsstaffpub/236
Author(s):
Whitmore, Frank C, Jr.; Emery, K. O.; Cooke, H. B. S.; Swift, Donald J. P
Tags:
Earth Sciences
article description
Teeth of mastodons and mammoths have been recovered by fishermen from at least 40 sites on the continental shelf as deep as 120 meters. Also present are submerged shorelines, peat deposits, lagoonal shells, and relict sands. Evidently elephants and other large mammals ranged this region during the glacial stage of low sea level of the last 25,000 years.