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Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology

Author: Stanley Hedeen
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology recounts the rich history of the fossil site that gave the world the first evidence of the extinction of several mammalian species, including the American mastodon. Big Bone Lick has played many roles: nutrient source, hallowed ground, salt mine, health spa, and a trove of archaeological riches and paleontological wonders. Natural historian Stanley Hedeen presents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Hedeen
ISBN: 0813124859 9780813124858
OCLC Number: 173683736
Description: xviii, 182 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Geologic setting --
Source of salt and health --
Indian accounts of great buffalo --
Gathering the bones --
Animal incognitum --
Thomas Jefferson takes an interest --
A question of tusks --
William Goforth's stolen specimens --
William Clark's bountiful collection --
The faunal list evolves --
Other mammoth changes --
Agents of extinction.
Responsibility: Stanley Hedeen ; foreword by John Mack Faragher.
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"Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology recounts the rich history of the fossil site that gave the world the first evidence of the extinction of several mammalian species, including the American mastodon. Big Bone Lick has played many roles: nutrient source, hallowed ground, salt mine, health spa, and a trove of archaeological riches and paleontological wonders. Natural historian Stanley Hedeen presents a comprehensive and accessible narrative of Big Bone Lick from its geological formation forward, explaining why the site attracted first animals, then Native peoples of the region, European explorers and scientists, and eventually American pioneers and presidents." "Big Bone Lick is a history of both a place and a scientific discipline: it explores the infancy and adolescence of paleontology from its humble and sometimes humorous beginnings. Hedeen combines elements of history, geology, politics, and biology to make Big Bone Lick an entertaining story as well as a valuable historical resource."--Jacket.

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