Museum puts mastodon on display

January 25, 2013

A mastodon skeleton unearthed in northeastern Indiana 15 years ago went on display Thursday at the Indiana State Museum. The assembled skeleton of the elephant-like creature that lived about 13,000 years ago underwent years of meticulous conservation work. Allen County resident Dan Buesching and his family were among the first to see the new exhibition. Buesching dug up the ancient bones in 1998, including the 250-pound skull, and donated them to the museum in 2006.