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Teachers To Help Dig For Fossils Near Snowmass

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Teachers from Aspen will be among those helping to excavate fossils near Snowmass Village this summer.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science picked 15 local volunteers to work along scientists on the second round of work at the site. The Aspen Times reported Friday that most of the volunteers are educators, including elementary, middle school and high school teachers and instructors from Colorado Mountain College.

snowmass fossils Teachers To Help Dig For Fossils Near Snowmass

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A bulldozer operator discovered the first fossil at the site at the Ziegler Reservoir in October and many more Ice Age specimens were unearthed by scientists before the snow began to fall. The discoveries include parts of at least eight American mastodons, four Columbian mammoths and four Ice Age bison.

The museum says it’s one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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