Tooth found near Willits bypass is an animal tooth

A partial tooth found near the Willits bypass earlier this month during an archaelogical dig turned out to be that of an animal according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office. A Chico State University anthropologist has confirmed its non-human origin. Upon finding the tooth earlier this month a tribal monitor asked for the work to be stopped, which didn’t happen. The archaeological study was being done as part of an agreement with local Pomo Indian tribes as the area was once ancestral land.