The American Serengeti. Where are we ... and when?
Be forewarned, happy scavenger—good times never last.
The bones pile up, are buried in sediment, become encased in rock. Then a cattle rancher finds some sticking out of a hillside, leading to a remarkable fossil quarry with millions of well-preserved bones. The animals rise again, to dwell in air-conditioned comfort.
“The valleys … although largely uninhabitable, are full of interest to the geologist. Located along these rivers is one of those grand cemeteries of extinct animals which have excited the wonder of intelligent men all over the world.” — Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, 1871
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