Sabertooth cats, giant ground sloths, horses, camels, mammoths, and more.Join Gary Morgan, Museum Curator of Ice Age Paleontology, as he introduces you to the world of Pleistocene New Mexico. He will discuss the significant discoveries in New Mexico during the past 100 years and the new finds that have changed our ideas about the Ice Age megafauna.|
Gary Morgan is a curator of vertebrate paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. His primary area of interest is fossil mammals from the last 35 million years of geologic time. Ongoing research projects in New Mexico include studies on Pliocene (2-5 million years old) vertebrates from the Rio Grande Valley south of Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, extinct free-tailed bats and other vertebrate species from medial Pleistocene (200,000 years old) cave deposits in Slaughter Canyon Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, horses and mammoths from a Pleistocene bone bed near Quemado Lake in the Gila National Forest in Catron County, and fossil vertebrates associated with Paleoindian artifacts from late Pleistocene deposits (11-12,000 years old) in Sandia Cave in the Sandia Mountains.
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