Posts Tagged ‘ Ashfall Fossil Beds ’

Ashfall announces schedule for spring, summer

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park has announced its 2013 season schedule through Oct. 13. The 360-acre park near Royal displays three-dimensional skeletons of prehistoric animals, including rhinos, camels, three-toed horses, and birds, among others — all preserved in the area where volcanic ash killed them 12 million years ago. The paleontology treasure is a […]

Fossil encounter center opens at Ashfall dig site

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, June 28

Children and adults can learn and do more now that the Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center has opened at the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. The new 1,520-square-foot center features educational exhibits and activity areas, including a fossil dig area and fossil bone puzzles to engage children. It also features exhibits focused on petrified wood […]

Research projects

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Issue, Research, September 10, 2009

Eye tracking A UNL-led research team found clues suggesting human vision can lock in on certain targets more quickly if not searching for a specific item. The research was led by Mike Dodd, a UNL professor of psychology. He worked with researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the University of Iowa to track […]

New Hubbard Barn expands discovery at Ashfall dig site

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, June 11, 2009

It all started in Idaho, some 12 million years ago. A volcanic blast in the southwest portion of what would become the Potato State spewed forth a blanket of ash that covered a large area – including the flat, savannah-like grasslands of Nebraska, southern South Dakota and northern Kansas. Many of the animals around a […]