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Mastodons--Iowa--Franklin County; Fossils--Collection and preservation--Iowa;
The subject of study is a Mammut americanum (American Mastodon) tusk. The tusk is currently damaged and in need of repair. To better understand the tusk and the preservation materials previously used, fluorescence spectrometry was used to make a surface map of the tusk. This data will be useful to the conservationists as they plan the care and restoration of the tusk.
Joshua A. Sebree
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
©2017 Clare Laubenthal and Joshua A. Sebree
Laubenthal, Clare and Sebree, Joshua, "Fluorescent Surface Mapping of Mastodon Tusk" (2017). Mastodon Tusk Project Posters. 9.