Fossil Finds at Grand Staircase Escalante

In the rugged canyons of America’s last frontier, modern explorers search for signs of ancient history. Covering nearly 2 million acres of southern Utah and Northern Arizona Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is attracting attention. Recent discoveries here date back 80 million years.
“This is a huge 1.9 million acre laboratory,” said Melanie Boone of Grand Staircase Escalante Partnership. “Everything from paleontology, etymology, biology, historical resources, archeology, it is a huge place with untapped resources all over the place.”

Area scientists are finding new information that’s making them rethink long held beliefs about pre-historic Earth while providing Denver school children with science education live via
satellite.

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