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Fossils of mastodons and mammoths found at a site in Colorado may have come from animals that became trapped in ‘quicksand’ during an earthquake.

Secrets of a mastodon graveyard

2011-11-09 - Snowmass, United States.

The site was uncovered on 14 October 2010, when a bulldozer ran into a number of mammoth bones at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass, Colorado. Palaeontologists were called out, including Kirk Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and found the nearly complete skeleton of a Pleistocene mammoth (Mammuthus columbi).


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Christie Duckett, an office administrator for the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District, holds a 50-pound mastodon tusk that was unearthed last Thursday at the Ziegler Reservoir site.

Three mastodons, one mammoth, found so far at Snowmass site

2010-11-03 - Snowmass, United States. Brent Gardner-Smith

Plant material and soil sent for radiocarbon dating; big dig at reservoir begins today. For now, think “Snowmass mastodon” as much as “Snowmass mammoth.”
Dr. Steven Holen, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, has determined that five tusks found last Thursday in the Ziegler Reservoir are from mastodons. “We have an absolute minimum of three mastodons,” Holen said Monday by phone before excitedly rushing back to the archaeological dig, which is set...


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