Ice Age bones from Snowmass visit state Capitol |

Ice Age bones from Snowmass visit state Capitol

The Associated PressAspen, CO Colorado
Published: Rustin Gudim/Aspen Times Weekly
Rustin Gudim |

DENVER – Ice Age bones found in near Snowmass Village are being shown off to lawmakers in Denver.Bones from a mastodon and other ancient animals were at the Capitol Thursday as lawmakers took up a resolution honoring last year’s discovery of Ice Age fossils.The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, which is preserving and studying the fossils, announced that excavation work will begin anew May 15 at the site. Bones at least 43,500 years old were found last October by a construction crew, but work had to stop for the winter a month later.So far, the discoveries include the remains of as many as 10 American mastodons, four Columbian mammoths, four Ice Age bison, the ground sloth, and many Ice Age insects.

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