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The signature species of the Great Plains of North America. They were utilized in abundance by prehistoric people and are extremely common at the Clovis site. The hunting traps at Blackwater Draw were in regular use for thousands of years. … Continue reading

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Peale’s “Barber Farm” Mastodon

A Significant Episode in the History of Modern Science An early and significant excavation of an American mastodon was undertaken in Orange County, New York during the summer of 1801.  This mastodon is credited as the world’s first fully articulated … Continue reading

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Co-rex-ions (a thoughtful read)

Originally posted on What's In John's Freezer?:
This post is solely my opinion; not reflecting any views of my coauthors, my university, etc, and was written in my free time at home. I am just putting my current…

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How Do Creationists Know What Dinosaurs Looked Like?

From Chasing the Raptor… “While watching a video of the Creationist Museum in Kentucky, with its impressively-detailed animatronic full-scale dinosaur models, I was struck by the thought: how do creationists know what dinosaurs looked like? I mean: there are these … Continue reading

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Breaking News About Paleoindians at Clovis!!!

1936: Portales Daily News.  Note that there was no “Clovis” cultural group yet…\ Click HERE for the pdf, with bonus Coronado article OR link below: https://theclovissite.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/pdn1936.pdf

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Rancho La Brea Photo Album

Recent travels allowed for a quick visit to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.  Now in their one hundredth year of excavation, the site has yielded over 600 species to date with a NISP of over 3.5 … Continue reading

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40,000 year old bison find in Alaska

A nearly complete bison found on the North Slope of Alaska.  Only one scapula missing but it contained horn sheaths, hooves, and hair.  This should provide some excellent data for understanding early bison world-wide. Click the photo for the full … Continue reading

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30,000 year old Mammoth from the Russian Arctic

A couple of months ago, Yevgeny Salinder, an 11 year old Russian boy, discovered a 30,000 year old mammoth thawing from the permafrost in the arctic Krasnoyarsk region. I have been hoping to hear more about this remarkable find but, … Continue reading

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Mammoths didn’t go out with a bang

From Nature… Study suggests Beringia’s shaggy behemoths went extinct after a slow and gradual decline. “Why are there no more woolly mammoths? The last isolated island populations of these huge beasts disappeared about 4,000 years ago — well after the … Continue reading

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