Dr. Brian Jones, CT State Archeologist
October 26, 2017
On October 26, 2017, Dr. Brian Jones, the Connecticut State Archaeologist presented “An Ice Age Odyssey: The Pope Mastodon’s Epic Journey Through Life, Death, Storage Crates and Museums”. The Pope Mastodon was discovered on the Farmington estate of Alfred A. Pope in 1913. It has recently been brought back to public attention when a successful radiocarbon date on a tusk fragment was conducted indicating that this mammoth passed away about 14, 500 years ago.