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Earthquake ID’d as prime suspect in paleontological whodunnit at Snowmass

Completing their dig at Snowmass Village, scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other institutions now wonder if an ancient earthquake that created quick sand explains the unusual number of bones from juvenile mastodons.

Mastodon bones from Snowmass Village on display in the Capitol

The State Capitol became a museum today as mastodon bones discovered outside Snowmass Village were placed on display for members of the Legislature and public.