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Something old and something new

September 4, 2007

thumb_image001The recent excavation for our fabrication shop expansion uncovered more than expected, when the complete skeleton of a horse was discovered.

Dr. Frederic Sellet, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor from the University of Northern Colorado Anthropology Department determined that the skeleton uncovered was indeed a horse which dated back from between 100 to 300 years ago!

Big R Mfg., LLC, donated the skull to UNC's Anthropology Department as a reference specimen. Currently the department's collection does not include a horse of this age, and Dr. Sellet was very pleased to have received our donation due to its excellent condition.