• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Archives

The monument's archive collection includes thousands of paleontology documents including manuscripts, photographs, and historical brochures. You can take a peak at a few of these historical documents below.
 
Scudder, 1890
Plates from Tertiary Insects of North America (Scudder, 1890)
 
Historical Brochures
Historical brochures from Pike Petrified Forest and Colorado Petrified Forest
 
Historical Excavations
Historical excavation sites for MacGinitie (left) and Scudder (right)
 
map
Map of sedimentary lacustrine basin at Florissant near South Park
Drawn by A. Lakes Feb 20, 1878

Did You Know?

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One of the most common fossils found in the Florissant Formation include leaves from Fagopsis, which is an extinct member of the beech family. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn