Dr. Larry Agenbroad has announced that par for the course, on the last day of this year’s EarthWatch excavation at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD another “Mammoth Discovery” is made.
Vee Lamb has uncovered a portion of the 117th tusk found at The Mammoth Site, making this the 59th mammoth discovered since the original discovery in 1974. We now have 56 Columbian and 3 woolly mammoths. This is Vee’s 24th year of excavating at The Mammoth Site with EarthWatch.
Other bones discovered in 2010:
small mammal tooth (ca. 'mink-size')
sphenoid bone of wolf to shrub-ox-size unidentified animal
LOTS of partial ribs
LOTS of small bone fragments
The Mammoth Site is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 7 p.m.
Dr. Agenbroad has been Principal Investigator at the Mammoth Site since its discovery in 1974. He was the only United States scientist to participate in the excavation of the “Jarkov mammoth” from Siberia in October of 1999. The excavation and the Mammoth Site were featured on Discovery Channel’s “Raising the Mammoth” ™, and “Land of the Mammoth” which aired in March of 2000 and 2001. He was also the premier person featured on Discovery Channel’s “Island of the Pygmy Mammoth” which aired in May 2002. He received the Lowell Thomas award from the Explorers Club in October 2005. The Lowell Thomas Award is given by the President of The Explorers Club to groups of outstanding explorers who have distinguished themselves in a particular field.
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