89.9 FM Live From The University Of New Mexico
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local News

Rare Ice Age Mammalian Footprints Studied at White Sands

fossil.jpg
Photo via www.flickr.com by Jason
/

Scientists at White Sands National Monument are studying hundreds of rare mammalian footprints that date back to the Ice Age. The impressions were discovered this summer by a pair of college students during a science internship.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk Monica Ortiz Uribe reports the prints are providing clues about the what the southwest region was like before the last great extinction.