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Possibly Oldest Deer Jaw in North America Found in Ellensburg

After spending roughly 4.9 million years in Ellensburg, the jaw bone of deer is making its way to the collection at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

“We think it might be the oldest deer jaw in North America,” said Meaghan Wetherell, a paleontologist and lecturer at Central Washington University.

While some paleontologists travel the world to uncover fossils in remote locations, Wetherell followed a different approach — her husband found it on a class field trip a few blocks from campus.

Read more of this story in the Daily Record.