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Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology

Author: Stanley Hedeen
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
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Big Bone Lick has played many roles: nutrient source, hallowed ground, salt mine, health spa, and a trove of archaeological riches and paleontological wonders. This book presents a comprehensive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hedeen, Stanley.
Big Bone Lick.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008
(DLC) 2007040474
(OCoLC)173683736
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Hedeen
ISBN: 9780813172927 0813172926
OCLC Number: 216930026
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 182 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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""History and science come together in this fascinating story of an enigmatic salt lick in a Kentucky forest and how the discoveries there influenced the rise of paleontology in America."-- "Kentucky Read more...

 
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