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Starting Jan 18, all locations except Carson, Glanworth & Lambeth are OPEN for borrowing and computer use starting Jan 18. Visits limited to 60 minutes max. Masks & distancing required

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A Big Tooth Ache!!

Imagine having teeth measuring over 7.5 inches (19.05 cm) and weighing 4.5 pounds (2.04 grams).  Two such teeth were discovered near Glencoe, Ontario on October 19th, 1938 by farmer James Watson who unearthed the teeth while plowing a drained bog (London Free Press, October 20, 1938).  These teeth belonged to a mastodon, the post-glacial elephant, whose preferred habitat were the spruce forests found around London in swamps and wetlands.  The mastodon became extinct shortly after the aboriginal peoples settled in what is now Southwestern Ontario.   To learn more about mastodons, fossils and paleontology (the study of life forms in prehistoric times), please check out "The Best Geology Site in the World"