While woolly mammoth specimens have been discovered in Vermont and Maine, there's never been a confirmed finding in New Hampshire. Until now. NHPR's Sean Hurley has more.
In 2004, PSU Biology Professor Fred Prince was out hunting arrowheads in Campton when he found - and unkowingly discarded - a woolly mammoth tooth. When he learned of his mistake a decade later, he vowed to find another and in April of this year, in an old gravel pit in Thornton, he got lucky.
"The specimen was just sticking above the surface of the ground."