“Bones” the Mastodon makes her debut at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science

A piece of history dating back to the Ice Age has taken up residence at the Brevard Museum in the form of an articulated mastodon donated to the museum in 2009. “Bones” is a cast of one at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The painstaking process of articulating the animal took several years of sanding, casting and assembly. For years, since her bones were first discovered, she was known as Priscilla. Brevard Museum officials sponsored a “Name the Mastodon” contest on Facebook with “Bones” by far the favorite among voters. The Brevard Museum is one of three statewide to house a fully articulated mastodon and Bones joins fellow Ice Age era exhibits including a ground sloth and saber-tooth cat at the museum.

Top Ten Finalist Names

  • Dawn
  • Humphrey
  • Manny
  • Mason
  • Miles
  • Millie
  • Trunky
  • Tusker
  • Wooley
  • Bones

The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science


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