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This page will feature fossils from all geological time periods. Each image will have

some background about the specimen, its age, where it was found, and a nugget

of interesting information. Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved -

but all are a marvel of the natural world!


Pleistocene camel tooth

Fossil Type:



Camel (Camelidae) Tooth


Wisconsian-age glacial deposit


Pleistocene Epoch


Sand Hills, Nebraska


A molar from an extinct camel that inhabited the plains of Nebraska during the Ice Age, it indicates that North America had camels as recently as 20,000 years ago. Specimen on display at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Geology Museum.

Date Posted:

March 31, 2015


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