Ice Age horse among new findings

SNOWMASS VILLAGE — An Ice Age horse is now among a long list of animals that once lived near Snowmass Village.

On Saturday crews from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science uncovered a horse ankle bone. Horses were common in North America during the Ice Age and disappeared from North America about 12,000 years ago.

The Ice Age horse bone is one of more than 2,300 fossils that have been uncovered this spring. The bone was found at the very bottom of the sediment and is one of the oldest animals at the site.

Less than three weeks remain in the seven-week dig at Ziegler Reservoir and the excavation team has reached the bottom layer of the ice age lake, which contained new animal species.


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