Scientists prepare to lift tusk from Seattle pit

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In this photo provided by the Burke Museum, In this handout photo provided by the Burke Museum, Burke paleontologists Dave DeMar, left, Bax Barton and Bruce Crowley excavate a mammoth tusk while Craig Leckness of RAFN Construction looks on at right early Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014. The mammoth tusk was discovered days earlier during excavation at the apartment construction site just north of downtown.The tusk, believed to be of a Columbian mammoth, was measured at 8.5 feet long after it was fully exposed overnight. The company building a 118-unit apartment complex at the site has nearly stopped construction to accommodate the scientists. (AP Photo/Burke Museum, Christian Sidor)