Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Boneyard

Mammoth site, South Dakota, Hot Springs, black and white, bones, excavation, preservation

These guys were massive!

Mammoth site, South Dakota, Hot Springs, black and white, bones, excavation, preservation

An American Columbian Mammoth (well, except for a missing skull…)

Mammoth site, South Dakota, Hot Springs, black and white, bones, excavation, preservation

How many tusks can you spot??

This week’s topic is “open topic,” so I thought I would share a couple of shots from our exploration of the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota. Instead of excavating the site all at once and moving the discoveries off site to be studied, the archaeological team uncovers the bones and leaves them open (and preserved) for public observation. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can tour an active dig site! I’ll share more in a later post, but I couldn’t resist sharing a sneak peak today – this stop was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! So cool! 🙂


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2 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Boneyard

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