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Christmas Valley Dunes' Fossils

Christmas Valley is home to some of the best preserved fossils in the world. At Fossil Lake, paleontologist Dr. Jim Martin from the South Dakota School of Mines works with a team of students and volunteers to excavate the remains of a native horse, a species that died out thousands of years ago. The remarkable geology and animal remains provide a record of life in the valley over the past 600,000 years.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Jim Newman

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Christmas Valley Dunes' Fossils; Spider Woman; East Side Big Pipe/Sewer (1906)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1906
Original Broadcast: November 8, 2007