A giant lake, an ancient river flowing into that lake, abundant food and exotic species living along side familiar animals.
This is the scene of a not-so-ancient land that existed in Idaho roughly two million years ago. By studying the layers of sand and fossils found here, geologists and paleontologists are able to piece together a complete story of what was happening in Hagerman, Idaho nearly two million years ago.
“A Snapshot of the Past: Hagerman Fossil Beds,” tells the story of this ancient land. Bob Lorkowski, Geologist and Phil Gensler, Paleontologist, explain the study of layers, sediments and fossils to learn more about Southern Idaho during the Pliocene epoch.