Dec
27
2011

Making A Mammoth Part 4

The Finishing Touches: When last we saw the mammoth, the base had been completed but still had to be painted and the tusks had to be attached.
The Finishing Touches: When last we saw the mammoth, the base had been completed but still had to be painted and the tusks had to be attached.Courtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

Specialized Inserts were Created for Each Tusk: This is the view from the underside of the mammoth's left tusk.
Specialized Inserts were Created for Each Tusk: This is the view from the underside of the mammoth's left tusk.Courtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

Attaching the Mammoth's Left Tusk: A bolt is attached to the tusk and is threaded through the insert inside the tusk cavity.
Attaching the Mammoth's Left Tusk: A bolt is attached to the tusk and is threaded through the insert inside the tusk cavity.Courtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

Tightening the Bolt from Above
Tightening the Bolt from AboveCourtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

The Insert for the Right Tusk is Built into the Skull's Actual Tusk
The Insert for the Right Tusk is Built into the Skull's Actual TuskCourtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

Attaching the Right Tusk
Attaching the Right TuskCourtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

Tightening the Screw for the Right Tusk
Tightening the Screw for the Right TuskCourtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

The Finished Skull: Check back to see how the skull is installed for exhibition!
The Finished Skull: Check back to see how the skull is installed for exhibition!Courtesy Science Museum of Minnesota

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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JGordon says:

If y'all missed the rest of the Making a Mammoth posts, here are
Part One
Part Two, and
Part Three.

And if you want to see the mammoth skull in real life, check out the Future Earth exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota in a few months. (The skull has found a home in Future Earth's object theater, which is still under construction.)

posted on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 5:08pm

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