Nature & Science

Though Springfield Armory NHS is a historic site, there is quite a rich and important story of the natural development in this area over millions of years, as well as the science used to study it. In fact, one of the earliest archaeological discoveries in North America was made during construction on Springfield Armory in the 1850s! More recently, the site's grounds have become one of the roosting sites of large flocks (or murders) of crows every Fall. Be on the lookout for information about Nature and Science at Springfield Armory NHS on this page!

Image of Anchisaurus Polyzelus

While blasting for new construction at Springfield Armory in the 1850s, a number of dinosaur bones were unearthed. The fossils turned out to be an undiscovered species of dinosaur, named later Anchisaurus Polyzelus. The dinosaur lived during the Jurassic Period.

Last updated: July 13, 2023

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