The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Prehistoric Mammoth Site in Waco, Texas Opens to Public
Fifth grader Kyle Aldridge takes a photo the largest known collection of rare prehistoric Columbian mammoths bones dating back over 68,000 years ago Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 in Waco, Texas. The bones discovered in 1978 were officially unveiled to the public today. AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte.

By: Angela K. Brown, Associated Press Writer

WACO, TX (AP).- A site where dozens of prehistoric mammoths died in a landslide and flooding some 68,000 years ago has opened to the public in Waco, Texas.

The fossils were discovered in 1978 by two men hunting for snakes. They took one of the bones to a Baylor University museum official who identified it, triggering an archaeological dig.

Baylor and the city preserved the remains for two decades and, following a community fundraising effort, a permanent pavilion was built over the site, which opened to the public for the first time Saturday.

Visitors can observe the mammoth remains from walkways above the dirt where the fossils remain encased.

Legislation is pending to make the site a national monument and part of the National Park Service.



Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


Baylor University Museum | Prehistoric Mammoth | National Park Service |


Today's News

December 7, 2009

Loyola University Chicago Receives Historic Gift: $50M from John and Herta Cuneo

MCA Presents Ann Lewis Gift Spanning Five Decades of Contemporary Art

The Speed Art Museum Announces $10 Million Given for Expansion

Dallas Museum of Art Celebrates the Work of Jacob Lawrence

Small Oils on Panel 1969-1973 by Philip Guston on View at McKee Gallery

Prehistoric Mammoth Site in Waco, Texas Opens to Public

"Carles Congost: Adult Contemporary" at Galeria Joan Prats

Controversial Austrian Artist Alfred Hrdlicka Dead at 81

Yoshitoshi's "Aspects of Daily Life" on View at the San Antonio Museum of Art

ICP Announces Exhibition of the Work by Reclusive Czech Artist Miroslav Tichy

Steven Holl Architects Opens Exhibition in Newly Finished Vanke Offices

Okay Mountain Announced as Recipient of Miami 2009 PULSE Prize

Exhibition of Works by George Grosz Announced at Akademie der Kunste

Exhibition in Berlin Documents the Varied and Wideranging Career of Romy Schneider

BP Portrait Award Exhibition to Open at the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh

Fleming Collection Announces it will Show all its Scottish Colorist Paintings Together

Selected Works from the IMMA Collection at Friars Gate Theatre, Co Limerick

Hammer to Present First Drawings Retrospective of British Artist Rachel Whiteread

Major Exhibition of the Work of Renowned Sculptor Ron Mueck Announced

Exhibition to Feature Etchings and Lithographs Created During James McNeill Whistler's Travels Through Europe

Recent Works by Sculptor Zadok Ben David on View at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site