Thursday, February 24, 2011

[Geology2] "Remarkable" Ice Age Fossil Cache Found in Colorado

"Remarkable" Ice Age Fossil Cache Found
National Geographic News, February 9, 2011

Scientists unearth an Ice Age bison skull near Snowmass Village,
Colorado, on November 6. "I'm trying to think of a cooler fossil that
I've even seen in my life," dig team member Kirk Johnson, chief curator
at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, said in a statement. The bison
skull is part of a "bumper crop" of Ice Age animals recently discovered
at the site, including American mastodons, Columbian mammoths, tiger
salamanders, and a Jefferson's ground sloth—the first ever found in
Colorado, according to the Denver museum. Construction workers stumbled
upon the Ice Age treasure trove in October while working on a
reservoir-expansion project.


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