Sharon E. Holte

Sharon E. Holte

Hot Springs, SD

The Mammoth Site

Director of Education


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Published on May 07, 2019

Only 7 hours left!! And $245 dollars short!

we are so close to funding our cave research project! Please take a moment and donate! Every dollar counts! If we don’t meet our goal we don’t recieve any funds. Today’s research brought many more ...

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Published on May 06, 2019

Discoveries and more mud

today we found a number of new fossil Bison bones!! And lots of mud! It’s only 8 pm and everyone is calling it quits for the night because we are exhausted! Lots of digging and getting stuck in the...

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Published on May 05, 2019

Mud and more mud!!!

We made it to Minnesota! And we are starting our first day at the Snake River Fossil Site! Jim introduced the crew to the game plan for tomorrow. We have already found two bison bones! An upper...

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Published on May 05, 2019

Only two days left! Want to hear more about our current excavation? or about our cave project?... now is the time to contribute

We have so many exciting adventures going on with our Mammoth Site crew! and I would love to continue sharing them with you!! We are just shy of reaching our goal! If you would like to follow us on...

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Published on May 05, 2019

Discovering Fossil Bison in MN

Today our journey begins to discover fossil Bison in Minnesota. Our first day of excavations at the Snake River Fossil Site start this afternoon. It will be my first chance to get out to the site a...

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Published on May 05, 2019

Mammoth Updates

The Mammoth Site is a hub of research centering on and around the Black Hills and its Ice Age past.  We have three main objectives to our organization: research, education, tourism.  As one can und...

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Published on Mar 17, 2019

My favorite deadly sin... Sloth

Somehow I just do not automatically associate ground sloth fossils and South Dakota! Bison – yes; ground sloths – no. My colleague and co-PI, Sharon Holte, on our New Project Cave venture presente...

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Published on Mar 15, 2019

Bison bison wherefore art thou bison?

Bison are an American icon. We see it on the logo of the US Department of the Interior and National Park Service, and it is our national mammal as of 2016. There are more active bison ranchers and ...

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Published on Mar 10, 2019

Our Cave Adventures - Persistence Cave

Wind Cave National Park (WICA) is but about 15 minutes north of The Mammoth Site here in the southern Black Hills. About four years ago cave researchers at WICA said that they have located a s...

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