Curators from the NHMU discover bighorn sheep bones in an area where they are no longer found
UTAH — The Natural History Museum of Utah’s Curator of Archeology Tyler Faith and Chief Curator and Curator of Paleontology Randall Irmis, with the help of a caver team, discovered a pile of bighorn sheep bones at the bottom of a cave in western Utah. Bighorn sheep are no longer found in the area, posing a number of questions on how they got there and when they were deposited.
Last weekend, NHMU's Tyler Faith & Randy Irmis, along with a caver team, worked in a cave in western Utah to look for #fossils from the past 10,000 years. At the bottom was a pile of bighorn sheep bones, a species that no longer lives in the area!@BLMUtah #BLMPaleo #FossilFriday pic.twitter.com/bMBN4sqlWK
— NHMU (@NHMU) April 7, 2023