Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument preserves the world's richest known fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch, approximately 3.5 million years ago. Site features include park geology information, maps, photographs, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and resources for teaching geology with National Park examples. The park geology section discusses the Monument's geologic history and includes information on some of the plants and animals found in the fossil beds. These plants and animals represent the last glimpse of time that existed before the Ice Age, and the earliest appearances of modern flora and fauna. A timeline of events during the Cenozoic era accompanies this information. The maps section includes a map of the National Monument and surrounding area.


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