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Earthwatch volunteers will conduct an archaeological dig throughout July.
Earthwatch volunteers will conduct an archaeological dig throughout July.
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July 21, 2014

Archaeological Dig Well Underway at Mammoth Site

July is the one month that the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs changes from an informational center for visitors to an archeological dig site, Rapid City Journal reports.

Earthwatch diggers are the volunteers that remove the many layers of dirt at the Mammoth Site in order to find something far more significant, pre-historic fossils.

From Texas to Belgium, the diggers are from all parts of the world. Their responsibility is to unearth the soil found at the Mammoth Site, put it in containers and then start the process over again. 

The Earthwatch diggers are at the Mammoth Site through the month of July, and the Mammoth Site encourages visitors to come and watch the process. 

Read more about Mammoth Site news on the Black Hills Knowledge Network website. Visit the Earthwatch Diggers Facebook page to learn more about the dig or check out the Mammoth Site's website for more information.

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