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Archaeology and artichokes come together in Castroville

Issue Date: May 4, 2011

No two days are the same for farmers and no day was like the one last year for Monterey County vegetable growers Martin and Benny Jefferson, far left, who came across unusual rock formations while leveling a field. They called the California Department of Parks and Recreation and soon learned that those "rocks" were, in fact, the molar, below, and tusk of a Columbian mammoth, an animal believed to have become extinct between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago.

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