So, you think that Nebraska is a pass-through state? Think again.
Nebraska, 12 million years ago, was the American Serengeti, where many of the animals that we associate with other continents evolved. Here you get a snapshot, frozen in time, a death assemblage of animals mortally injured from the silica ash of a western volcanic eruption and then fossilized in place. The Rhino barn is a jaw-dropping display of animals left as they were uncovered.
But, as one peruses the skeletons and the exhibits more and more an interesting picture emerges of herd animals congregating around a watering hole. Today horses are represented by only 2 species, but back then Ashfall contains 5 species of 3-toed and 1-toed horses. Their lineage was very "bushy" only to be pared down over time. There is much more at Ashfall to challenge your imagination.
This is my second stop here and it still fills me with wonder.
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