Wednesday 22 February 20176:30 PM - 8:00 PMAdd to calendar

Museum's Eric A. Johnston Auditorium, 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99201, United StatesView map

Program Description: The Columbia mammoth, Mammut columbi, ranged across North American for most of the last Ice Age before fading into extinction soon after humans entered the scene. Spectacular skull, bone, and tusk discoveries along Hangman and Pine Creeks in the 1870s brought mammoths back into the public eye, and over the past few years they have become increasingly visible as a symbol for school and community awareness of our geologic past. This slide presentation, led by writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet, will trace the tangled story of scientifically significant bones found on homesteads south of Spokane, and consider why they still resonate today.

Cost: $9, suggested donation

Limit: 180, first-come, first-served

About the Presenter: Jack Nisbet is a Spokane-based writer who first explored Northwest mammoths in his book Visible Bones, and has never really stopped. His most recent work, Ancient Places, continues his efforts to incorporate geologic time and scale into stories about everyday life in the Inland Northwest.

 

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