NC Man Finds Tooth of Extinct Elephant at Myrtle Beach
Chon Carlile, of Lexington, was combing for shark teeth with his family at Myrtle Beach when something rolled onto the shoreline. He first thought it was trash, but looked at it a little closer and knew he had something special. Fossil experts confirmed he had found the molar of a mastodon - a type of elephant that went extinct more than 10,000 years ago. Carlile says he has reached out to a couple of paleontologist societies to find out more about his prehistoric treasure.