Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mammoths - woolly & columbian

Today we took a ride to Hot Springs, SD.
There is a site there where in 1974, 
a man named 
Phil Anderson, while excavating for a housing development,
unearthed some fossils.
Those fossils turned out to be tusks & bones of mammoths.

This one was one of the almost complete set
of mammoth they unearthed.

The whole place is pretty incredible. I've always been 
interested in paleontology and archaeology.
I even got to help with a demonstration ;-)

They told us that you can sign up to help with the dig.
The organization works for 6 weeks in June-July and
always needs volunteers. I would love to do that!
Another thing for the RV to-do list.

After we were finished looking at bones...
we of course had to eat :-)
We found a place in Custer, called
The Buglin' Bull

Great food...and my Dad ordered a local
beer..which he said was thick enough to 
drink with a straw ;-)

He cracks me up!

1 comment:

  1. Hey - someday you have got to go on a real dig. My daughter and son-in-law are both archaeologists in the Baltimore/DC areas. Although, nothing quite as exciting as what you visited. Beer with a straw??????