Gray Fossil Site

Gray Fossil Site Formerly home to 5-million-year-old tapirs, red pandas, mastodons, and more! Now home to the ETSU Museum of Natural History and Hands On! Discovery Center.

Even our biggest animals can come in tiny pieces. These are all fragments of mastodon teeth, slowly being reassembled in...
08/07/2020

Even our biggest animals can come in tiny pieces. These are all fragments of mastodon teeth, slowly being reassembled in the prep lab. #FossilFriday

Fossil prep during a pandemic. The lab staff is equipped with disinfectants and face masks, and the work continues!
08/05/2020

Fossil prep during a pandemic. The lab staff is equipped with disinfectants and face masks, and the work continues!

This week on Paleo Talks - ancient crocs and snakes!Streaming live here on Facebook this Friday!
08/04/2020

This week on Paleo Talks - ancient crocs and snakes!
Streaming live here on Facebook this Friday!

We spend a lot of time celebrating our mastodon’s face, but let’s not forget the other end! Here are three of its tail v...
08/03/2020

We spend a lot of time celebrating our mastodon’s face, but let’s not forget the other end! Here are three of its tail vertebrae in progress! #MastodonMonday

Did you guess what we're printing? It's a mastodon tusk! Even in our biggest 3D-printer, this will be a seven-part print...
07/31/2020

Did you guess what we're printing? It's a mastodon tusk!
Even in our biggest 3D-printer, this will be a seven-part print. The end result will be a full-size, ~10-foot (~3-meter) replica tusk! #FossilFriday

07/31/2020
Paleo Talks Episode 16

Rappelling Into the Ice Age at Natural Trap Cave w/ Dr. Julie Meachen
#FossilFriday

Join us for Paleo Talks today at 12pm EST here on Facebook!
07/31/2020

Join us for Paleo Talks today at 12pm EST here on Facebook!

Can you guess what we’re 3D-printing? Look for the answer later today! #FossilFriday
07/31/2020

Can you guess what we’re 3D-printing? Look for the answer later today! #FossilFriday

More field work means more sediment bags! Our small field crew has already produced a pile of bags to be screenwashed fo...
07/29/2020

More field work means more sediment bags! Our small field crew has already produced a pile of bags to be screenwashed for tiny fossils.

Paleo Talks, streaming live on Facebook this Friday!
07/28/2020

Paleo Talks, streaming live on Facebook this Friday!

We’re in the final stages of reassembling our big mastodon skull! A combination of fossil preparation, scanning, and 3D-...
07/27/2020

We’re in the final stages of reassembling our big mastodon skull! A combination of fossil preparation, scanning, and 3D-printing is allowing us to rebuild the skull and fill in the missing pieces with 3D-printed prosthetics. #MastodonMonday

More tapir fossils! This new square in the Mastodon Pit is full of various bits of tapir leg and foot bones that Laura h...
07/24/2020

More tapir fossils! This new square in the Mastodon Pit is full of various bits of tapir leg and foot bones that Laura has been uncovering. #FossilFriday

Paleo Talks this week, now with giant dolphins! Join us here on Facebook this Friday!
07/22/2020

Paleo Talks this week, now with giant dolphins!
Join us here on Facebook this Friday!

Back in the field! Our crew is small and following strict safety guidelines, but they're already finding tapir bones! He...
07/22/2020

Back in the field! Our crew is small and following strict safety guidelines, but they're already finding tapir bones! Here are Laura and Matt at work in the Mastodon Pit.

There’s more than one mastodon at Gray! Shawn recently finished re-assembling this "small" set of tusks. They’re just ov...
07/20/2020

There’s more than one mastodon at Gray! Shawn recently finished re-assembling this "small" set of tusks. They’re just over five feet long, half the size of our big mastodon tusks! #MastodonMonday

Join us today at noon right here on Facebook!
07/17/2020

Join us today at noon right here on Facebook!

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07/16/2020

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Join us for Paleo Talks this week with Dr. Jack Tseng!

We'll be streaming here on Facebook.

Join us for Paleo Talks this week with Dr. Jack Tseng!  We'll be streaming here on Facebook.
07/14/2020

Join us for Paleo Talks this week with Dr. Jack Tseng!

We'll be streaming here on Facebook.

Join us today! We'll be streaming here on Facebook this time. The stream starts at 12pm EST.
07/10/2020

Join us today! We'll be streaming here on Facebook this time. The stream starts at 12pm EST.

Paleo Talks returns this week with Dr. Greg McDonald and sloths!This time we'll be streaming to Facebook! Join in on Fri...
07/08/2020

Paleo Talks returns this week with Dr. Greg McDonald and sloths!

This time we'll be streaming to Facebook! Join in on Friday to watch live and ask questions!

No Paleo Talks this week, but we will return next week with sloths!
07/03/2020

No Paleo Talks this week, but we will return next week with sloths!

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Ty so much for doing these FB lives on fridays! My daughter loves them!
Figured you’d like this:
Do they offer digs on site?
Can someone shed some light on this?
Scouts from Pack 215 wanted to express our sincerest thanks for our day at Grey Fossil Site today. These gentleman picked this field of study for this summer and have spent the last several weeks studying about our earth and all the crazy things it does! Our guide today, Eric was wonderful to field a million questions from our curious scientists. I'm happy to say that after our visit 10 scouts completed the requirements for Nova! And for several it's a second or third Nova Award. We couldn't have picked a better place to bring the book work to life for them. Thank you!
Great to see folks from the Gray site at the Aurora Fossil Festival today.
I found these in Fall Branch. Can you tell me what they are from.
Check out the new article on the peccaries from Gray by former Master's student Evan Doughty!
My wife, daughter and I stopped at the Gray Fossil Site on our way to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on August 25th. It is wonderful! Thank you so much!