“a plethora of fossils show America pre-humanity”
The Ashfall skeletons are found in an ancient waterhole as depicted here. Fossil evidence at the site reveals complete, articulated skeletons of large mammals, birds, and turtles, as well as seeds of grasses and trees. Giant beavers, triceratops, three toed horses...they all once lived here, many still amazingly preserved by an ancient volcanic ash cloud.
As advertised. It was nice to not only see the fossils that have been uncovered, but also those in progress. And some were recent discoveries (last year). Fossil beds inside and out.
Visited today and enjoyed our time there. Impressive though small visitor center but with very informative exhibits. There was a nice video shown about this discovery, located near the restrooms. There were several intelligent and articulate college interns working and sharing their passion for paleontology with the visitors. The intern in the visitor center was cleaning fossils and me a gave me a great explanation of his task and working environment. The intern in the fossil barn stopped uncovering a new discovery, and its backbone, to discuss the fossil area and its treasures with me. I would recommend this park to visitors of all ages!
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Ashfall State Historical Park
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