Thu January 6, 2011
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10,000-Year-Old Mastodon Skeleton On The Move

It's being billed as "Conway's Big Move." This week, a team of workers at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus is disassembling Conway, a 10,000-year-old Mastodon skeleton, and reassembling him in a new position.

Even though he dates from the Pleistocene epoch, Conway the Mastodon has his own Facebook page. In his most recent post about his big move, Conway says: "This is so exciting! I hope I don't go all to pieces ... JUST KIDDING."

Bob Glotzhober, senior curator of natural history at the Ohio Historical Society, is overseeing the mastodon move. He talks to NPR's Melissa Block about the complicated process. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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