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Bison Antiquus Exhibit

Orcas Island 15,000 year old Bison antiquus Exhibit to Open July 28 th Step into the really ancient past! Yes, the skeletal remains of a family of Bison antiquus hold place of honor in our local museum (the log cabin complex near the Village Green). Carbon dated to be 14,000 years old, these bones are widely thought to be among the most complete skeletons of this species ever found anywhere! And what’s more, signs of butchering on some of the long bones suggest that people were here too, harvesting meat, marrow, and fur. Civilization. We don’t know who butchered the bison, but this gives credence to the local Indigenous lore that people have been here since time immemorial. A greatly refreshed exhibition of the bison remains is newly displayed and everyone is invited to come see it!

Starts: July 28, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until December 01, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday

Admission: $5 suggested donatio

Location: Orcas Island Historical Museum
181 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245

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Contact Person:: (360) 376-4849


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