Prehistory

From the Beginning to ca 4000 BCE

Dinosaur NM

Link to Wikipedia Dinosaur National Monument is located in the Uinta Mountains on the border between Colorado and Utah where the Green River meets the Yampa River. The park contains over 800 paleontological sites and has fossils of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Deinonychus, Abydosaurus and various long-neck, long-tail sauropods. Dinosaur ...
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Dinosaurs at National Museum of Natural History

See Article from Smithsonian describing the new exhibit. Highlights: The new hall, The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time,  was created from a $35 million gift from David H. Koch. The new hall brings back the nation’s T. rex, now the centerpiece of a new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall. The ...
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Florissant Fossil Beds NM

Link to Wikipedia Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is a national monument located in Colorado. Famous for the abundant and exceptionally preserved insect and plant fossils that are found in the mudstones and shales of the Florissant Formation, the formation is Eocene (approximately 34 million years old) in age and ...
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Fossil Butte NM

Link to Wikipedia Fossil Butte National Monument is located near Kemmerer, Wyoming.  It containes Eocene Epoch (56 to 34 million years ago) animal and plant fossils associated with Fossil Lake—the smallest lake of the three great lakes which were then present in what are now Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Preserved ...
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