Snowmastodon Excavation, Fossils
Richard M. Wicker
Creator of Digital Collection
Mastodon neural spine and vertebra in situ. In just seven weeks, crews from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science unearthed more than 4,500 fossils and identified 20 different vertebrate animals. The preserved series of Ice Age fossil ecosystems is one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado. The site is estimated to be between 45 and 150 thousand years old.
date of photograph
USA, Colorado, Pitkin County, Snowmass Village, Ziegler Reservoir
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science