• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Seventh - Ninth Grade Curriculum

Did You Know?

Horse fossil removed during the 1929 excavation of the Fossil Beds.

The Smithsonian began excavating the Fossil Beds in 1929. J.W. Gidley conducted the first excavation. Altogether they conducted 4 major excavations of the area.