11,000-year-old mastodon skeleton is on the move at University of Michigan

U-M Researchers Disassemble Mastodon Skeleton
by MLive Martin Slagter

Employees of Research Casting International bind the Owosso Mastodon skeleton to their hand operated crane at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Credits: Jack Zellweger

ANN ARBOR, MI - There is no service number or instruction manual for taking apart a nearly 11,000-year-old mastodon that has been pieced together and held in place inside a museum for nearly 70 years, joked University of Michigan Paleontologist Dan Fisher.

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