Who (or what) killed the Burning Tree mastodon? Find out on Friday January 24th at 7:30 PM at the monthly meeting of the Columbus Rock and Mineral Society. I will be giving a presentation about the life and untimely death of a mastodon whose remains were uncovered at a Licking County golf course in December of 1989.

We found this humerus. Curator Emeritus of Natural History Bob Glotzhober (on the left) and Brad Lepper (center) with two volunteers retrieving one of the upper arm bones of the Burning Tree mastodon.

The Columbus Rock and Mineral Society is a group of enthusiastic amateurs interested in all aspects of the Earth – including minerals, fossils, artifacts, lapidary and geology. Meetings are held at the Electrical Union Meeting Hall located at 947 Goodale Blvd. in Grandview in Columbus. The building is on the south side of Goodale Blvd. immediately east of Northwest Blvd. The entrance drive is on the east side of the building. Park behind the building and enter at the glass door. The meeting room is on the second floor. Visitors are always welcome to hear a speaker or to have someone identify your mysterious rock or fossil. I will hope to see you there! Brad Lepper

Posted January 10, 2014
Topics: Archaeology

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