Fossil Discovery Exhibit

Fossils Tell a Story of Vanished Worlds in Big Bend National Park

January 29, 2019 | By Asher Elbein

The northbound road through Big Bend National Park winds between scab-colored volcanic hills and the baking white flats of the Chihuahuan Desert. During the day, little moves out here but the wind; the heat presses down heavy and hard on the rock shelves. The landscape feels frozen, dry, and dead. In a word, timeless.

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