Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park, Nebraska

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park, Nebraska

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Documents a visit to a world class fossil locality in rural northern
Nebraska. An eruption from the Yellowstone hot spot 11.8 million years
ago (now located in Idaho) gradually suffocated then buried hundreds of
animals near a small lake. Paleontologists from the University of
Nebraska led by Dr. Mike Voohees have been excavating the site since
the 1970’s. A must see for fossil enthusiasts!

5 Replies to “Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park, Nebraska”

  1. I wish I could go there. I'm very interested in The Yellowstone Hotspot ever since I saw Nova Mystery of the Mega Volcano and learning about Supervolcanoes on PBS. Though I won't go to Yellowstone National Park being the same Hotspot created this is under the park and knowing my luck it would go off and erupt and I don't like the thought of dying at Yellowstone when it erupts.

  2. It will happen again, as there is a "hot spot" underneath the crust of North America. There's another hot spot that caused the famed Madrid earthquake that temporarily reversed the flow of the Mississippi Damn! The Cascadia Subduction zone off the coast of OR & WA will probably be the next to go, unleashing a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that will finish everything west of Interstate 5, from Mendocino CA north. It makes sense, as it will mirror what happened in the Fukushima Japan disaster–only on this side of the Pacific this time.

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