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Mastodons--Iowa--Franklin County; Fossils--Collection and preservation--Iowa;
A microscopy study utilizing a DXR2 SmartRaman and Evex Mini-Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was done on the UNI Museum’s Mammut americanum (American Mastodon) tusk. A map of the surface interfacing was generated and provided information about the elemental composition and layer interconnectedness. Additionally, this project will also aid in the future restoration work on the tusk funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
Joshua A. Sebree
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
©2017 Katherine Plotzke
Plotzke, Katherine, "An In Between Study: The usage of cross-sectional SEM and Raman Spectroscopy to map the surface interfacing of a mastodon tusk and its lacquers" (2017). Mastodon Tusk Project Posters. 10.