The story of a mystery tusk, paleontological research, and a famous elephant
We speak with the author of Mystery Tusk: Searching for Elephants in the Maine Woods. The book reads like a mystery novel as it tells the story of the first paleontological excavation of a mammoth in Maine, as well as the discovery of the history of an African elephant that inspired P.T. Barnum.
Gary Hoyle, artist, former curator of Natural History at the Maine State Museum, and author of Mystery Tusk: Searching for Elephants in the Maine Woods
J.R. Phillips, consultant; former director, Maine State Museum
George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change, University of Maine
Bruce Tucker, president, Alfred Historical Committee