In early 2009, Florida fossil collector James Kennedy cleaned off an old bone he had found two years earlier and noticed some lines on it — lines that turned out to be a clear etching of a walking mammoth with tusks. It is presumed to be the oldest known art object of its type found in the New World. The location where he found it hasn’t been disclosed, except that it came from an area north of Vero Beach.
Kennedy is keeping the bone in hopes of selling it by auction. “I want to auction it to the person with the most money, although I would rather it go to a museum,” Kennedy said.Why? Museums do not have so much money these days. From one private collection to another makes more money.