Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waco Mammoth Excursion

 






 

 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Bakker’s presentation on mass extinctions
Ever wonder why large animals such as the dinosaurs and wooly mammoths became extinct while small animals like tiny prehistoric mammals and pond turtles survived?
A size comparison of the modern day elephant, wooly mammoth and the columbian mammoth (the species found at the Waco site)
The excursion group learns about the features of the Columbian Mammoth as well as the story behind the site yet to see
Entering the building enclosed site, a life size Columbian mammoth mural awaits to greet you. The edifice built around the site is air conditioned and kept at a constant temperature all year long to help preserve the site and bones. The building around the site is also impermeable, thanks to the construction design, to floods that could cause potential damage to the bones. 

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