Brian Switek

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Descending into a Death Trap: Exploring Natural Trap Cave

This past summer Brian had the honor of joining the first team of paleontologists in 30 years to descend into Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave. The 85-foot-deep hole is full of Ice Age mammals - from false cheetahs to mammoths - but how did they get there? And what can they tell us about the extinction that wiped out North America's megafauna? Come to the November 13th meeting of the Great Basin chapter of the Utah Friends of Paleontology to find out.

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