Scientists to talk about fossil dig in Snowmass

SNOWMASS VILLAGE — Crews are getting ready to start a second round of excavations at a site in Snowmass Village that’s turned out to be a treasure trove of Ice Age fossils.

Scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science plan to speak today about the latest developments in their work.

Digging began in the fall but then stopped when the snow began to fall. A team of 15 local volunteers, most of them teachers, will work side-by-side with the scientists at the site at the Ziegler Reservoir this summer looking for more fossils.

The discoveries so far include parts of at least eight American mastodons, four Columbian mammoths and four Ice Age bison.

The museum says it’s one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado.


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