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Skulls as big as a car door found in Aspen

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Researchers unearthing a slew of Ice Age era bones in western Colorado say they're baffled by a "bone bed" at an excavation site near Aspen. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science said Wednesday they've discovered five mastodon pelvises, two tusks and two skulls...

3 years 8 months ago

Online voters name Snowmass mammoth 'Snowy'

More than 15,000 people casts votes in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's "Name the Mammoth" contest. The winner: Snowy. Snowy was the first mammoth discovered at an Ice Age fossil site near Snowmass Village last fall. Snowy beat out four other contenders--Jessie, Ella, Ziggy and Samammoth.

3 years 10 months ago

Snowmass mammoth photos released

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has released photos of the fossils discovered at an excavation site near Snowmass. In one picture, the bones of a juvenile columbian mammoth are spread out on a table at the Snomass Water and Sanitaion District offices. The bones were initially...

3 years 10 months ago

Mammoth dig continues in Aspen

Scientists from The Denver Museum of Nature and Science continue to excavate bones found during a reservoir construction project a couple of weeks ago. The first bones found belonged to a juvenile Columbian mammoth. An excavation began Tuesday at the Ziegler Reservoir outside of Snowmass Village. Almost immediately they...

3 years 10 months ago

Mammoth bones cause stir in Aspen

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Officials in Snowmass Village want experts to take control of the site where the bones of a woolly mammoth were found earlier this month. Directors of the town's water district voted unanimously Monday to pursue a formal agreement with the Denver Museum of Nature...

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