Mammoths in Texas!

This weekend, I went to a mammoth excavation site in Waco, Texas.
I can’t even begin to explain to you how beautiful the remains were.
Below is a picture of the indoor part of the site.
A few years ago, they stopped the digging process so that people could come in and see the bones where they had been found.
There were only a few of the 26 mammoths found left on the site. The ones that were completely removed are now in the Mayborn Museum for testing.

Below on the left, I’m wearing my burlap Nike 6.0s along with my dad’s hat.
It looks hilarious, I know- but I love that I felt like a cross between an archeologist and a crazy Texan.
Columbian mammoth bones in Texas

Columbian mammoth bones in Texas

How beautiful are these bones!?
The mammoths’ vertebrate are insane.
This particular one was 14 feet tall.
Columbian mammoth bones in Texas


So while the tour guide was pointing out the teeth of the mammoths, my family and I couldn’t help but see the similarities between the texture on the teeth and the sole of a shoe.
The picture below on the left is an adult’s tooth. (of which they only have 4)
If you look closely at the picture below on the right, slightly to the left of my shoes are the jaw and teeth of a baby mammoth. Do they look similar?!

mammoth teeth and Nike soles

mammoth teeth and Nike soles



Here’s a closer image of another baby mammoth’s teeth compared to the bottom of my shoes.
Can you see them there to the right?
Insane. Who knew shoes were good for grinding food?