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14,000-year-old mammoth tusk uncovered in Alaska

A large, 14,000-year-old mammoth tusk has been found at the Holzman archaeological site in Alaska. Researchers found the 55-inch-long (140 centimeters) mammoth tusk, the largest ever found at a prehistoric site in the state, during a 2016 excavation at the Holzman site, located about 70 miles (110 kilometers) southeast of Fairbanks,

Fragments of mysterious “Lion Man” statue discovered

Archaeologists have discovered additional fragments of a 35,000-year-old figurine known as "Lion Man". Called the Lion Man, it is fashioned from the tusk of a mammoth and stands about 30 centimeters (12 inches) tall. Its creator polished it with saliva and leather -- and an experiment showed that it likely took

Mammoth tusk used to study osteoporosis

Researchers at the University of Western Ontario are hoping that by studying mammoth tusks, they can get a better understanding of how human bones die today. Osteoporosis occurs when a class of cells known as osteoclasts — which secrete hydrochloric acid and help in normal skeletal maintenance — go rogue. “There are