Wyoming sinkhole dig reveals Ice Age fossils

August 9, 2014 6:22 AM

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Multitudes of bones have been discovered by scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of animals from the Ice Age including bones of animals such as the American Cheetah. The Natural Trap Cave at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in north central Wyoming was initially discovered in the 1970s.

Julie Meachen, paleontologist from Des Moines University is leading the exploration of the cave since its discovery.

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