Brian W. Jones

Community News For The Glastonbury Edition

Community News For The Glastonbury Edition

Ice Age Odyssey

GLASTONBURY — Connecticut State Archaeologist Brian Jones will present "An Ice Age Odyssey: The Pope Mastodon's Epic Journey Through Life, Death, Storage Crates and Museums," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library, 2407 Main St.

From 1913, when workmen digging a ditch on the Hill-Stead estate of A.A. Pope in Farmington uncovered the remains of a mastodon, to today, when a successful radiocarbon date on a tusk fragment was conducted indicating that "Old Longtooth" passed away about 14,500 years ago, Jones presents the epic journey of the Pope Mastodon and the continuing importance to understanding...