John Day Fossil Beds

OPB | Feb. 1, 1994 7:30 p.m.

Central Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument contain a wealth of fossils from plants and animals that are millions of years old. But once the shifting ground exposes a fossil to the open air, researchers have only a few years to find and preserve it before it decomposes.

First Broadcast: 1994
Producer: Eric Cain

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