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Hot Topics:The Discovery of Snowmastodon, an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies


Tivoli Multicultural Lounge

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3/6/2013 11:00 AM

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3/6/2013 12:00 PM


Hot Topics addresses current events and headline news in an open forum format that gives participants an opportunity to express their knowledge and opinions on the chosen topics. On October 14, 2010, a bulldozer operator uncovered a partial mammoth skeleton in the Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado. Within two weeks, it was clear that the site also contained the bones of Mastodon and other ice age mammals. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science responded with one of the largest fossil digs in the state’s history, deploying more than 200 diggers and assembling a team of 38 scientists to analyze the results. The excavation revealed an amazing series of high elevation ice age ecosystems and yielded more than 5000 bones from over 40 species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Snomastodon Project co-leader Dr. Ian Miller will be on hand to discuss the discover. Dr. Miller is Curator of Paleontology and Director of Earth & Space Sciences at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Food and beverages are provided.

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CU Denver Office of Student Life
(303) 556-3399
Tilovi 303



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