Elephant Teeth from the Atlantic Continental Shelf

Science  16 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3781, pp. 1477-1481
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3781.1477


Teeth of mastodons and mammoths have been recovered by fishermen from at least 40 sites on the continental shelf as deep as 120 meters. Also present are submerged shorelines, peat deposits, lagoonal shells, anz relict sands. Evidently elephants and other large mammals ranged this region during the glacial stage of low sea level of the last 25,000 years.