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Title: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
Url: http://ashfall.unl.edu/
Publisher: University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Description: Approximately 12 million years ago, a massive volcano in the southwestern corner of Idaho erupted and spread a tremendous blanket of ash over a large area. Much of this ash settled over the grasslands of northeastern Nebraska. Animals consumed the ash-covered grasses, and eventually they began to perish as a result of consuming this abrasive powder. Eventually these animals and their skeletons became fossilized, and this area is now the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Visitors to the Park's website will be delighted to learn that they can view a range of images and videos from the fossil beds, along with an excellent interactive skeleton map that documents the fossilized remains on site. Also, the "Ashfall Geology" site is uniformly excellent, and it includes aerial views of the site and details about the geological formations in the area. Finally, the "Ashfall Animals" area contains information about the paleontological finds, which include five horse species and a saber-toothed deer.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes
Science -- Geology -- Paleontology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Fossilization. Taphonomy
Science -- Geology -- Paleontology -- Study and teaching
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research -- By region or country -- United States
GEM Subject: Science -- Geology
Science -- Informal education
Science -- Paleontology
Key Concept: Geology -- Fossils
Geology -- Volcanoes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
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Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
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Language: English
Rights: University of Nebraska State Museum
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-01-07 11:53:55 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-01-07 11:53:55 (W3C-DTF)
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