Fossil Basin Featured in ‘Smithsonian’

Fossil Basin is featured in the September, 2022 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled “The 50 Million-Year-Old Treasures of Fossil Lake,” explores the ancient history of the region, as well as the and culture surrounding the prehistoric lake and fossil digging.

“’You’ve got schools of fish, you’ve got babies and adults. You’ve got predators and prey together,’ said Grande, a curator at the Field Museum in Chicago and author of The Lost World of Fossil Lake. It’s like ‘looking at a living community.’ The result is ‘the best picture of life in the early Eocene that has ever been discovered.’ It is a picture, in effect, of the beginning of the world as we know it.”

Read the full article here.

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