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Woolly Mammoth Tusk Found In Seattle Building Site (VIDEO)

14/02/2014 15:41 GMT | Updated 14/02/2014 15:59 GMT

A massive eight-foot tusk that once belonged to a woolly mammoth has been unearthed in down-town Seattle.

The impressive specimen is thought to date back at least 16,000 years to when an ice age swept through the region, reports AP.

Although doubtful, there is a slim chance that further excavations will uncover more of the animal.

What happens to the tusk is entirely up to the landowner.

Jack Horner of the Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University said: "A lot of times, people think these things are worth a lot of money.

"Their true value is educational, not what someone can sell a tusk for on eBay."

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