- ‘The Burning Tree Mastodon and Ohio’s Ice Age’
Bradley Lepper, curator of archaeology for the Ohio History Connection, presents a talk titled “The Burning Tree Mastodon and Ohio’s Ice Age” as part of the Licking Park District Speaker Series.
The 1989 discovery of a giant, ancient elephant-like creature opened an unprecedented window onto Ohio’s Ice Age. Archaeologists, biologists, and geologists studied the mastodon’s nearly complete remains, including its last meal, and other Ice Age animals and plants. Lepper’s presentation will describe their findings and address the question of whether ancient human hunters or environmental changes drove mastodons into extinction.Open to Public: YesAddress: Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 115, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023Questions?: Jeremy King, 740-587-8680