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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park invites the public to its 2017 Fossil and Artifact Identification Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the park near Royal.
Mike Voorhies, professor emeritus in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Rob Bozell, Highway Archeology Program manager at the Nebraska State Historical Society, will help identify items.
Visitors can bring a single item or a whole collection to be identified. Past discoveries include leg bones and teeth from camels, mastodons and mammoths, stone points, pottery and more.
Ashfall Fossil Beds is a national natural landmark with complete skeletons left in place for viewing.