Bison Antiquus

5:48 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Bison Fossils from the Mid-South

Bison Antiquus
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Bison roamed the Mid-South for thousands of years, and their remains can be found in sand and gravel bars throughout our region. 

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Memphis Moments
5:45 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Bison Fossils In The Mid-South

Bison Antiquus Skeleton

From Richardson’s Landing, TN, to Greenville, MS, the sand and gravel bars of the Mississippi River cut through old sediments in the riverbed and along its banks, exposing fossil remains of ancient bison that roamed the Mid-South at least 10,000 years ago. These ancestors of modern bison stood almost seven feet tall at the shoulder, and weighed around 2,000 pounds. 

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