Museum Announces Plans for Digging Snowmastodon Book
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Aspen-based
People's Press have published a first-person account of the
historic Ice Age fossil find near Snowmass Village. Digging
Snowmastodon: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado
Rockies describes the events surrounding the amazing
discovery, the excitement and emotion of the dig itself, and the
colorful cast of characters who each played important roles as the
"This incredible discovery captured everyone's attention," said Dr. Kirk Johnson,
leader of the Snowmastodon Project™ excavation team and vice
president of the Research and Collections Division at the Museum.
"It played out in the headlines of local, national, and
international media, including the New York Times and National
Geographic. This is our opportunity to share the inside scoop and
describe what it was really like to be there and experience it in
person. Anyone who is interested in discovery, natural history, or
paleontology will relish this true story."
Infused with humor and offering the unique perspectives of Johnson
and Dr. Ian
Miller, a Museum scientist and co-leader of the dig, this
compelling narrative clearly illustrates the science of the fossil
find. The 10X8 paperback, written for a general audience, is
144 pages long and includes more than 100 color photos, five
historic black and white photos, and more than 15 color
illustrations, line drawings, and maps.
The book will be available for purchase at the Museum for
$19.95 and distributed both locally and nationally. Purchase your copy online today!