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Jan Roth, left, of the Sundance Research Institute, explains to Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Nick Vaughan how to identify the different types of fossilized plants discovered in rocks excavated from a potential Columbian mammoth site in Craig. The first day of the dig did not yield any mammoth remains, but Roth was encouraged by plant fossils and another discovery of what could be a hearth site.

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Steamboat, Craig students begin exploring potential mammoth site

It will take many months and a lot of hard hours before Craig and Steamboat Springs students reach the remains of as many as three mammoths, but the site is producing exciting discoveries.

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