Sunday, August 2, 2009

8/26: Mastodons of Washington County at Tualatin

photo of statue of mastodon by shortlake
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Tualatin Public Library has a mastodon on display.

Yes, a mastodon. Pleistocene megafauna. Extinct for more than 10,000 years. It's at the Tualatin Public Library.

And on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7 PM, Dr. John George (who dug up the fossil while he was a student at PSU), and Dan Gilmour (current graduate student writing his thesis on the mastodon fossil) will be speaking on Tu Tu Tuala, the 5-ton female Tualatin Mastodon.

It's fitting that the presentation happen at the library, as the fossil was excavated right across the street in what is now a parking lot.

Come and learn more. Tualatin Public Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave, just north of Nyberg Road.