2316 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
A TITANS OF THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND MASTODONS EVENT
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
Program Description: The Columbia mammoth, Mammut columbi, ranged across North America for most of the last Ice Age before fading into extinction soon after humans entered the scene. Spectacular skull, bone, and tusk discoveries along Hangman and Pine Creeks near Spokane, WA in the 1870’s brought mammoths back into the public eye, and over the past few years they have become increasingly visible as a symbol for school and community awareness of our geologic past. This slide presentation, led by writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet, will trace the tangled story of scientifically significant bones found on homesteads south of Spokane, and consider why they still resonate today.
Jack Nisbet is a Spokane-based writer who first explored Northwest mammoths in his book, Visible Bones, and has never really stopped. His most recent work, Ancient Places, continues his efforts to incorporate geologic time and scale into stories about everyday life in the Inland Northwest.
Seating limited to 180, first-come, first-served.
The IAFI Cheney-Spokane Chapter is a sponsor of the Mammoth exhibit.