Tales of Mastodons (and Others) from the Hiscock Site

Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 pm

By Dr. Richard S. Laub

Hiscock is a paleontological and archaeological site in northern Genesee County.  It was excavated by the Buffalo Museum of Science from 1983 to 2011, revealing a rich record of changing faunas, floras, cultures and environments over the past 13,500 years.  From the late Ice Age, through the period of the virgin forest, to the time of European settlement, we found confirmation of much that we had expected.  However, there were also many surprises, such that what we thought we were getting into at the beginning had changed dramatically by the time we came out the other end.

One point that was driven home is that, more often than not, the most important objects are the small ones, which can so easily be overlooked.

An illustrated presentation with specimens in the auditorium of the Gateway Executive Office Building, 3556 Lake Shore Rd. Blasdell, NY.

Admission $4, or FREE to Penn Dixie members and their guests. No registration needed.