Help name a 20,000-year-old mammoth

Help name a 20,000-year-old mammoth

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Help name a 20,000-year-old mammoth

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle construction workers had a rather strange Valentine's Day this year. While love birds around the city were gorging on chocolate, workers at an AMLI construction site in South Lake Union were unearthing a 20,000-year-old Columbian mammoth tusk, which is currently located at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

 
Now, the Burke Museum, AMLI and KING 5 are asking the public to help the mammoth rediscover its name.
 
Submissions will be accepted from March 8 to March 30 and winners will be announced at the Burke Museum on April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Winners will receive a membership to the Burke Museum, a gift bag and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's paleontology collection. 
 
Entries can  be submitted online at seattlemammoth.org or in person at the Burke Museum.
 
The public can see the tusk for the first time at the Burke Museum's Dino Day on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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