Clues are in the bones
DENVER, COLORADO- Ancient bones from gigantic animals found in the mountains of Colorado provide a look at what happened 12,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. The bones are of mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths, bison, insects, plants and pollen that were unearthed four years ago near Snowmass, Colorado. Researchers are using what they found to unlock the secrets of the past and just published the first batch of data. What they found will be used to check against their climate models. The research will go on for years.