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Spring Paleo Dig!
Spring Paleo Dig!

Sun, Apr 19


Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

Spring Paleo Dig!

Spend the day digging for Miocene fossils at the world class Sharktooth Hill bonebed!

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Time & Location

Apr 19, 2020, 7:00 AM

Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

About the Event


The Miocene deposit at nearby Sharktooth Hill is one of the most significant marine fossil sites in the world! 

The 15 million year old Sharktooth Hill "bonebed" has a remarkable concentration of fossil specimens sometimes reaching up to several hundred specimens per cubic yard. It is also one of the most diverse, containing an extensive list of around 140 different vertebrate species as well as many invertebrates and plants.  

BVM provides seasonal guided trips to this nearby treasure. Led by expert field guides, groups will spend the day digging at the site. Participants can also keep what they find (including megalodon teeth!) with the only exception being for finds that are particularly scientifically significant.

Please click the link below to register for the next Paleo Dig, 

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