Manny and his yellow backhoe with the mastodon tusks he dug up on August 8, 1977.

The Manis Mastodon held its secrets for thousands of years!


Who could have guessed that events on the Olympic Peninsula would unlock the mystery of human habitation in North America? 


A farm owned by Emanuel Manis in Sequim, Washington was the place. 


Welcome to the official Manis Mastodon Site

Manny wanted to dig a bird pond. Digging was the key to Emanuel Manis’ exceptional mastodon discovery. The land was named the Manis Mastodon Site and an excavation there lasted 10 years.



Peek into the life of the discoverer Emanuel, or Manny as he was known, on this website.