Mammoth skull, tusk fragments found near northwest Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma Archeological Survey has unearthed a mammoth skull in northwest Oklahoma.

Archaeologists discovered in a sand pit north of Alva, according to the OAS Facebook page.

One picture shows the skull and two tusk fragments in the sand pit. The second picture shows the skull showing a tooth in place. The second tooth had already been removed from the skull during the initial clearing of the sand, according to OAS.

Archaeologists identified the skull as a Columbian mammoth skull. The skull was deposited on a river channel sandbar. There is no sign of cultural association or any other skeletal elements.

OAS has not determined the exact age of the skull and tusks.