Fossils

Granite Geek
4:16 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Granite Geek: Why Doesn't New Hampshire Have Many Fossils?

Credit Bruce Lyndes / Plymouth State University

Last month, Fred Prince, a biology professor at Plymouth State University, found and confirmed the first woolly mammoth tooth on land in New Hampshire.

So the question is, what took so long - especially given that such teeth have already been found in Vermont and Maine?

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NH News
2:59 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Woolly Mammoths in N.H.? Yes!

Dr. Fred Prince and the woolly mammoth tooth.
Bruce Lyndes Plymouth State University

While woolly mammoth specimens have been discovered in Vermont and Maine, there's never been a confirmed finding in New Hampshire.  Until now.  NHPR's Sean Hurley has more.

In 2004, PSU Biology Professor Fred Prince was out hunting arrowheads in Campton when he found - and unkowingly discarded - a woolly mammoth tooth.  When he learned of his mistake a decade later, he vowed to find another and in April of this year, in an old gravel pit in Thornton, he got lucky.

"The specimen was just sticking above the surface of the ground." 

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Word of Mouth
10:02 am
Tue January 8, 2013

The Piltdown Man Caper (and Five Other Archeological Hoaxes)

Replica of the Piltdown skull
Credit via www.History.com


It has been a century since one of the most publicized scientific hoaxes was presented to the world, and only sixty years since the find was exposed as a fraud. Here to talk about the centennial anniversary of the discovery of Piltdown Man is Robert Goodby. He’s an archeologist and Associate Professor at Franklin Pierce University.

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Audio Postcard
12:44 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Postcard from the Rock Swap

Precious stones, minerals and fossils were available for purchase or trade at the 42nd Annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show.
Ian Junor

Over the weekend, hundreds of people from around the world showed up in the town of Gilsum, in southwest New Hampshire.

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