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Ashfall Fossil Beds

Ashfall Fossil Beds
Ashfall Fossil Beds

Ashfall Fossil Beds, located within Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, is one of the only locations where large numbers of fossil mammals have been found as whole, three-dimensionally preserved skeletons. The thick bed of volcanic ash at the site contains hundreds of extraordinarily complete skeletons of extinct rhinos, camels, three-toed horses and other vertebrates still lying in their death poses.

Location: Antelope County, NE

Year designated: 2006

Acres: 360

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012