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February speaker – Dr. Robert S. Feranec

Posted on Feb 22, 2014

February speaker – Dr. Robert S. Feranec

Dr. Robert S. Feranec, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Curator of Mammals at the New York State Museum in Albany, will present a program titled, “Carbon Dating the Megafauna of New York at the End of the Ice Age” at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History on Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m. Twenty-five thousand years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age, New York State was almost entirely covered by ice.  The retreat of the ice, in the thousands of years that followed, left habitable land available for plants and animals, such as woolly mammoths and giant ground sloths. ...

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