Posted December 4, 2014
Wanna hear about the largest fossil excavation ever conducted by the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, where they uncovered over 5,000 bones of 41 kinds of Ice Age animals!? I thought so! Then don’t miss this talk by Dr. H. Gregory McDonald, Senior Curator of Natural History at the National Park Service, about the Snowmastodon project. It will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Dec. 12, 2014. Click here for more information. He will talk about the ecology of mastodons and mammoths found at this site, near Snowmass Village in Colorado, and will discuss other animals found at the site such as ground sloths, horses, camels, deer, and giant bison.
Greg is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker, and a long-time friend of Ohio Pleistocene studies. He was the Curator for the Ice Age Exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History (in the Cincinnati Museum Center), and has worked with Bob Glotzhober of OHC staff and with Dale Gnidovec of OSU’s Orton Geological Museum on various Pleistocene finds in the state. In fact, Greg is the person who taught me to build skeletons when we worked together at Cincinnati.