These woolly mammoth tusks were discovered by Lincoln College (Illinois) freshman in September 2005.
Student stumbled upon finding, while studying river mussels in Sugar Creek (Logan County).
Radiocarbon dating analysis revealed surprisingly late date – this animal died about
11,600 years ago. It is very close to commonly accepted timing of North American mammoth
extinction some 11,000 years back. One of the 11 ft tusks undergone restoration and now
is on display in Lincoln College library. These amazing photos depict the discovery.