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2013-07-31 23:02:21

East Tennessee State University paleontologists recently returned from conducting excavations at an Ice Age fossil site in Saltville, Va. (Source: East Tennessee State University). Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 East Tennessee State University paleontologists recently returned from conducting excavations at an Ice Age fossil site in Saltville, Va., where they rediscovered the location of a giant short-faced bear that researchers had been trying to relocate, leading to the...

2013-07-31 23:02:06

A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp activities. (Source: East Tennessee State University) Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp...

2010-08-20 16:48:00

GRAY, Tenn., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U-Haul today announced the release of 1,900 new 10-foot and 14-foot moving vans showcasing a newly discovered species of ancient red panda. This newest SuperGraphic also honors Tennessee's Gray Fossil Site, which is home to the world's most complete red panda (Pristinailurus bristoli) fossil. Scientists have uncovered more than 10,000 specimens at the Gray Fossil Site, including rhinos, elephants, alligators and camels ... all preserved in an...

2006-09-22 08:52:46

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) - Scientists uncovered a second fossil of a red panda species first discovered at the Gray Fossil Site two years ago. Researchers from East Tennessee State University found a lower jawbone from a red panda of the Pristinailurus bristoli species last week. "The nice thing about it is that it's confirmation," Dr. Steven Wallace, ETSU's lead paleontologist at the site, said Wednesday. "You hate to have a one-shot wonder." The species was discovered in January 2004 when ETSU...

2004-11-27 15:00:10

GRAY, Tenn. - On the site of one of the nation's richest fossil discoveries of ancient rhinos, tapirs and other animals from the Miocene Epoch, a combined museum, research facility and visitors center is going up. East Tennessee State University broke ground Tuesday on the $8 million facility at the Gray Fossil Site - a sinkhole or watering hole that became a cache of fossilized animals and plants from 4 1/ 2 million to 7 million years ago. With the theme "Sharing a Fossil Find with Ages...


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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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