The Mastodon Hunt
Animals inhabit different environmental systems called habitats.
Mastodons may have lived along forest edges and swamps. Their diet was leafy, such as cattails, red maple, elderberry, coastal willow and gourd/squash. Their teeth were humped up to break up twigs mixed in with the leaves. James Dunbar, an archaeologist from north Florida, actually allowed us to touch some mastodon manure that was brought up from the Aucilla River site.