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February 1, 2013
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Museum to display some Ziegler fossils this spring

SNOWMASS VILLAGE --If you didn't get a chance to see fossils from the 2010 dig at Ziegler Reservoir, you'll have another one later this month.

"Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age," a traveling exhibit created by the Field Museum, is coming to Denver on Feb. 15, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is contributing a selection of pieces from the excavation in Snowmass Village.

It will be the first time the majority of the pieces are on display, said Charlotte Hurley, public-relations manager for the museum. They will include a bison skull, a mastodon humerus and vertebrae, giant ground-sloth fossils and a variety of other items pulled from the Snowmass dig.

In addition to viewing the items, visitors will also be able to hear about some of the research being conducted using Snowmass findings and touch real and cast fossils from the dig.

The exhibit runs Feb. 15 through May 27 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Visit www.dmns.org for more information.


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