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Fossil Bones. Dinosaurs once wandered the Las Vegas landscape, but so far as I know, dinosaur bones have not been found here. Bones of extinct ice-age mammals have be found in a few places around Las Vegas. Most notably, in the area north of Tule Springs where our president recently established Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. The area is generally closed to the public now, but there are plans to develop the site with a visitor center, trails, and educational opportunities while scientific research continues.

The bones of columbian mammoths, camelops (larger versions of bactrian camels), and American lions have been found at Tule Springs. The bones shown here, not from the Tule Springs area, might be camel bones.

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