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Melting Ice in Yellowstone is Revealing Ancient Artifacts Faster Than Researchers Can Handle

As the climate changes, history is emerging from the glaciers where it was preserved. But glaciers aren’t the only previously-frozen forms giving up their artifacts — even smaller ice patches contain discoveries. For Wyofile, Kelsey Dayton reports that in Yellowstone National Park, archeologists are racing to collect the emerging ice-encased trees, the bodies of animals and the ancient tools, spears and utensils that have been preserved high in the Rocky Mountains.

read more: Melting Ice in Yellowstone is Revealing Ancient Artifacts Faster Than Researchers Can Handle | Smart News | Smithsonian

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