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Tusk may be largest found in Seattle area

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SEATTLE — The mammoth tusk found this week at a construction site appears to be the largest and most intact mammoth fossil ever uncovered in the Seattle area, experts say.

Scientists at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture say the fossil dates back at least 16,000 years when ice swept through the Seattle area.

Although it’s possible the paleontologists who began digging out the fossil on Thursday will find more than just a tusk, experts doubt that will…

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