Natural Trap Cave preserves window to last ice age

"Amid darkness and death, information about the last ice age is entombed at the bottom of a cave in northcentral Wyoming. Here, scientists believe, 20,000 to 25,000 years ago a variety of large mammals died when they were unable to skid to a stop after topping a rise and plummeted 85 feet into what is now called Natural Trap Cave. With the passage of time, the carcasses of a musk ox, saber-toothed lion, a bear twice the size of a grizzly and a cheetah-like cat were fossilized. "It's a world-class paleontological Pleistocene deposit," (...)

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